Hillary Clinton, speaking at a recent private fundraiser in New York, stated that the Supreme Court got it “wrong on the Second Amendment.” She also told listeners that, if she is elected as president of the United States, she will go after the NRA.
According to the Washington Free Beacon, the Supreme Court case Clinton was apparently referring to was District of Columbia v. Heller, in which the Court struck down a DC handgun ban. In the case, which had a 5-4 ruling, the Supreme Court ruled that individuals have a fundamental right to gun ownership under the Second Amendment. This contrasts with the liberal view that the Second Amendment right to gun ownership only applies to militias.
Clinton also said that she would “do everything I can to rally people against this pernicious, corrupting influence,” referring to the NRA.
Clinton thought it is “despicable” that individuals can openly carry semi-automatic rifles.
She stated: “The idea that you can have an open carry permit with an AK-47 over your shoulder walking up and down the aisles of a supermarket is just despicable.”
Clinton also said: “And here again, the Supreme Court is wrong on the Second Amendment. And I am going to make that case every chance I get.”
Chris Cox, the executive director of the NRA’s legislative division, responded to Clinton’s comments: “Hillary Clinton just doesn’t get it. The NRA’s strength lies in our five million members and the tens of millions of voters who support the Second Amendment. A majority of Americans support this freedom, and the Supreme Court was absolutely right to hold that the Second Amendment guarantees the fundamental, individual right to keep and bear arms.”
What do you think of Clinton’s comments?