Hillary Clinton is in New York, talking up the threat created by illegal guns crossing into her conveniently adopted home, from that snake pit of violent criminal activity…..Vermont. No this isn’t a spoof. She’s really criss crossing the state, meeting with victims of gun violence and going after the Empire State’s non threatening northern neighbor.
Wonder why? Well because Bernie Sanders happens to be that rural state’s senator and his view of the 2nd Amendment leans favorably towards those of his constituents. And because Bern has this nasty habit of erasing giant Clinton leads late in primary contests. Plus he’s won 7 of the last 8 faceoffs. So out comes Hillary breathlessly making claims about firearms from Sanders’ adopted residence menacing Empire Staters.
Alas, in this instance as in so many others, the former First Lady, has again been exposed as someone who has basically a hands off relationship with the truth. The Washington Post, certainly no shill for the right wing, saddled Hillster’s claim with three out of four Pinocchios.
What’s perhaps more interesting than another Clinton deception, is how someone so concerned about gun running into NY has turned an absolute blind eye to the greatest source of these illegal weapons. They’ve been pouring out of Virgina, north across the Hudson River. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms traced 395 unlawful guns from VA recovered in New York. Vermont contributed a paltry 55. That’s less than 14% of those from the “Old Dominion”.
Want to know why Hillary isn’t wagging her finger of blame and shame soutward, where it belongs? Maybe because Virginia’s current governor, one Terry McAuliffe, has been a bigtime buddy of the Clintons for decades. Check out his resume’. He served as Chairman of the Democrat National Committee, was co-chairman of President Bill Clinton’s 1996 re-election campaign, and was chairman of Hill’s 2008 presidential campaign.
The ever hypocritical Mrs. Clinton better hope Bernie Sanders and a bunch of her anti-Second Amendent Dems don’t figure all this out any time soon.