“I’m going to try in every way. I am going to get those guns out of people’s hands.”
Wow. Just . Wow.
Apparently the media-proclaimed "World's smartest woman" hasn't bothered to read the Constitution she is running to uphold. Let's refresh her memory, shall we?
"A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed."
Now the left always harps upon the first part of the amendment, claiming that the "militia" call-out limits the scope of those who can claim firearm ownership. This, of course, ignores the second and third parts of the amendment. Who, in fact, are the guardians of a free State?
The people. Those pesky people cited in the third part of the 2nd amendment.
The State is not, nor can it ever be, the guarantor of a free State, simply because they ARE the State. It's akin to the fox guarding the hen house. And you know how THAT always turns out.
So the fourth part of the amendment - "the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed." - is unassailable.
Now I'm not saying that everybody has the right to own a gun. Clearly, the State has the right to impose reasonable limitations on the ownership of firearms. People not of a legal age as determined by the State can be exempt. People with known mental illnesses. Violent criminals. All should not legally be able to own a gun. But that's pretty much it.
But "Get the guns out of people's hands", Hillary? Whose hands? The Secret detail that still protects you? A recent book about how Secret Service agents are treated seems to indicate that she still has protection as late as 2014. Shall we take those guns away, Hillary? You can be a walking, talking "gun-free zone" all your own!
Because as we all know, gun-free zones work just great, don't they, Hillary? Just ask the 9 dead at an Oregon college gun-free zone last week, or the 26 dead in the gun-free zone known as Sandy Hook Elementary back in 2012, or the 12 in the gun-free zone movie theater in Aurora, Colorado, or the 13 soldiers and civilians in the Federally-imposed gun-free zone known as Fort Hood, TX.
Gun-free zones are simply putting all the sheep in one place, and buying a full-page ad in the local newspaper targeted at the wolves saying, "There be sheep here".
So you're going to try the Obama executive action route, Hillary? Go for it. Two things will stop you. The Supreme Court has shut down virtually every challenge to the 2nd amendment, and would do the same if you tried anything more than the reasonable allowances I detailed above. And after this latest pronouncement of yours, don't bank on a GOP-led Senate to approve any nominee for the SCOTUS coming from you who would agree to anything like your "Get the guns out of people's hands" desires.
So since you cannot rewrite the U.S. Constitution, Hillary, I suggest you read it, understand it, and more importantly FOLLOW IT, rather than make these dumb-as-dirt-level campaign sound bites you can never back up.
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