Hacked emails from the account of Hillary Clinton’s campaign chair John Podesta published in October by WikiLeaks revealed just how far the Democrat presidential nominee was willing to go to undermine the Second Amendment.
“(W)e are going to background reporters tonight on a few of the specific proposals she would support as president — universal background checks of course, but also closing the gun show loophole by executive order and imposing manufacturer liability,” read one WikiLeaks email from October 2015, this one sent by the campaign’s national press secretary, Brian Fallon.
The notion of manufacturer liability meant allowing victims and families to sue gun manufactures if and when a purchaser of one of their weapons commits a murder or shooting spree. It would be equivalent to prosecuting car manufacturers for the actions of drunk drivers.
The relevant portion of this email may be examined below:
In another email, this one sent in January of this year, another Clinton campaign official shared her concerns about using the murder of black teen Jordan Davis at the hands of a white man to argue for gun control.
“The only flag here is that Jordan Davis was killed by a white man, so arguably — this crime was racially motivated, which takes this outside the discussion of gun violence,” the official, De’Ara Balenger, wrote.
“Was there another mother in the Chicago meeting where the shooting was NOT racially motivated?” she continued. “If yes, we should use that story instead of Jordan Davis.”
She wanted to basically try to exploit the grieving mother of a Chicago murder victim instead, apparently.
Speaking on ABC News four months ago, the Democrat nominee herself admitted that she would gladly support a 25 percent sales tax on handguns and automatic weapons, as had been proposed at the time by a senator.
“I’m all for that,” she said.
Well, of course she was. Increased taxes? Her mouth probably started watering. The fact that it was a tax targeting gun owner specifically was just gravy, probably.
“I just don’t know what else we’re going to do to try to figure out how to get some handle on this violence,” she added. “I’m speaking personally, but I feel very strongly about that.”
To say that Hillary Clinton wants to seize the American people’s weapons wouldn’t be much of an overstatement, as she has previously praised Australia’s gun confiscation program. But to argue that she planned to slowly but surely rob Americas of the right (or capability) to obtain guns — that would clearly be a gross understatement.