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Polls Demonstrate Gun Owner Distrust of Politicians

Hillary Clinton

The NRA-ILA (Institute for Legislative Action) has never been shy or an organization to mince words. That makes the following from the NRA-ILA, that much more important. Of course, the Second Amendment is well supported by voters from the Left and the Right. The politicians on the other hand, well, that is still up for some debate. However, as the candidates position themselves for the upcoming elections, the battle lines are being drawn.

Here is the full article from the NRA-ILA: NRA-ILA logo While the FBI might have let presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton off the hook for her alleged mishandling of classified information, recent Washington Post/ABC News and CBS/New York Times polls suggest that the American public is far less forgiving. Coupled with recent polls showing presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump leading, or within striking distance, in several swing states, some in the Clinton camp are beginning to panic.

On Monday, the Washington Post published the results of their poll, conducted July 6-7, which asked respondents several questions regarding the Clinton email scandal. When asked, “Do you approve or disapprove of [FBI Director James] Comey’s recommendation that Clinton should NOT be charged with a crime?”, a majority of 56 percent answered that they disapprove of his decision; this included a majority of independents. A mere 35 percent approved of FBI’s recommendation.

Another question asked those polled, “Does this issue make you worry about how Clinton might handle her responsibilities if she’s elected president, or do you think it’s NOT related to how she might handle her responsibilities if elected? IF WORRIED: Are you very worried about this, or somewhat worried.” 57 percent of individuals polled answered that they are either “very worried” or “somewhat worried.” According to the CBS/NYT poll, conducted July 8-12, Clinton’s statements regarding her handling of classified information, which were refuted by FBI, seem to have further eroded the minority of people that still considered her trustworthy. When asked, “Do you think Hillary Clinton is honest and trustworthy, or not?” 67 percent deemed her not honest and trustworthy, including 74 percent of independents. A CBSNews.com article on the recent poll noted that the 67 percent figure is “up from 62 percent last month and the highest percentage this election cycle.”

Hillary Clinton
Hillary Clinton has vowed to make new gun control legislation a top priority if elected.
On Thursday, The Hill reported that some poll-watching Senate Democrats are beginning to worry that Trump will defeat their candidate. The article describes a private meeting attended by Clinton and several Democratic senators. According to The Hill, a Democratic Senator who was on hand said of the meeting, “Some people were freaked out, they were looking down at the polls on Real Clear Politics and asking why it was so close.” Another individual, described as a “senior Senate Democratic aide,” told the news outlet that this wasn’t the first time senators had raised concerns about how close the polls are.

While Clinton supporters are “freaked out” about swing-state polls, there are some others that should send them right off the deep end. A February 2008 USA Today/Gallup poll reported that 73-percent of those polled believed that the Second Amendment protects “the rights of Americans to own guns,” rather than “members of state militias such as National Guard units.” A similar CNN poll from 2009 placed respect for the individual rights interpretation of the Second Amendment at 77 percent. A 2013 Rasmussen poll found that 74 percent of respondents understood that the U.S. Constitution protects the “right of an average citizen to own a gun.” Despite the fact that it has been repeatedly shown that the overwhelming majority of Americans understand that the Second Amendment protects an individual right to keep and bear arms, Clinton has time and again revealed that she intends to work to overturn the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in District of Columbia v. Heller, which recognized this right. During the course of her most recent presidential campaign, Clinton has said that “ the Supreme Court is wrong on the Second Amendment” and called Heller, “ a terrible decision.” Moreover, during a recent appearance on ABC’s This Week, Clinton repeatedly refused to acknowledge that the Second Amendment protects an individual right.

When it comes to the Second Amendment, Clinton is wildly out-of-step with the American public. Clinton supporters, you have permission to freak out.

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Comments (30)

  1. They can’t and won’t protect us ! I don’t want them to protect ME or MINE ! They want our guns because of what the CONSTITUTION MEANS ! The Gov. runs afoul of the laws set by WE THE PEOPLE,We can rise up and defend OURSELVES and RIGHT is NOT TO BE INFRINGED ON !In a world in which we live , WHY do they want to take our guns AWAY ? Makes NO sense and is VERY DANGEROUS for EVERYONE EXCEPT THEM ! 24 hour BODYGUARDS ! I’ll take care of ME and MINE ! !

  2. My government already has a great amount of background info about me. What it cannot be sure of is what I might do under certain circumstances. I am a Christian, but I know when to turn what cheek. As a vet, my government required me to obey orders. Now, they refuse to obey my orders. They refuse to do what they are told. What do you think should happen next? Is there still hope for a political correction? What are we supposed to do when we can’t even say what we think?

  3. The true liberals want to control speech with political correctness. Suspend due process of law And follow it up with gun control. So they have absolute power. People are wanting European style government . So vote and talk to others.

  4. ms clinton is a devout “progressive”. Look up the meaning of marxism for the truth.
    the rest is that “they” don’t trust us to have guns. too much power in our hands.

    1. “It’s not ‘Progressive’ as in ‘Progress’ but ‘Progressive’ as in ‘Cancer’.”
      —SteveInCO

  5. How can you trust LIARS and SKOFFLAWS such as the current adminsration and those supported by them? We must stick together and not just talk about it. Remember the Gun rights issue is only one of the things they will do thier best to get rid of, any and all freedom is at risk. Quit Bitching about it and DO something about it!

  6. I think the main thing is people do not want to register their firearms because this Administration is clearly untrustworthy and has no credibility because lying happens more often than telling the truth. I live in Colorado where we have background checks for purchases, transfers, gun shows and a 15 round magazine limit. In 2013 they passed a number of new gun control laws. I searched to see if they made any difference the other day and for the first full year of operation 2014 the laws passed made no difference whatsoever. I am against
    having to do anything special for the purchase of boxed ammo, I think that is ridiculous. When you have a Muslim Terrorist President and AG,
    and they are liberals on top of that forget logic and common sense because that has nothing to do with their agenda. Obama was challenged by the head of the NRA to debate and our candy ass President never even responded because he would have been eaten for breakfast.

    1. Every scumbag anti gun politician is voted out in November. Every pro muzzie terrorist supporter and open borders traitor too. We have to kick the traitors and go after them with class action lawsuits and also ban them from collection a pension as punishment for violating constitutional law.

    2. “All we ask for is registration, just like we do for cars.”
      –Congressman Charles Schumer (D-NY-9), Press conference, 1993

      “Waiting periods are only a step.
      Registration is only a step.
      The prohibition of private firearms is the goal.”
      –Janet Reno, former U.S. Attorney General under Bill Clinton

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