This letter appears in the November ’16 issue of NRA America’s 1st Freedom, one of the official journals of the National Rifle Association.
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Hillary Clinton has made clear that she would make gun control a top priority of her presidency, and has pointed to a new ban on commonly-owned semi-automatic firearms as one of her chief goals. At a June 17, 2014 CNN “town hall” event, Clinton was asked, “Do you think that reinstating the ban on assault weapons and banning high capacity magazines would do any good?” Clinton affirmed her support for a ban, and stated, “We cannot let a minority of people—and that’s what it is, it is a minority of people—hold a viewpoint that terrorizes the majority of people.”
A gun without ammunition is really just an overpriced rock when it comes to self-defense. Where gun control has failed in its attempts to outlaw firearms and strip individuals of their Second Amendment rights, in California it is trying to outflank us by targeting the ability to buy ammunition.
Last week, state Representative Sonya Harper filed House Bill 6615, legislation that seeks to create a serialization system of “handgun ammunition” in Illinois. While HB 6615 claims to only encompass handgun ammunition, the language would also go so far as to include most popular pistol, rifle and shotgun ammunition.
The candidate who claimed politicians “need both a public and a private position” on policy issues demonstrated that tendency Wednesday night in the final presidential debate in a desperate bid for damage control on a statement she made in a private meeting with wealthy donors when she slammed the Supreme Court as “wrong on the Second Amendment” and called for reinstating the assault weapons ban.
Sadiq Khan, the mayor of London, was in New York City recently on an official visit. Commenting on the bombs that exploded while he was in town, he opined that such attacks are now simply “part and parcel” of life in major urban centers. While this may be true, the question of how do we proceed still exists.
The Missouri General Assembly voted to override Nixon’s veto of Senate Bill 656. The new law will allow anyone legally allowed to possess a firearm to carry that firearm while also maintaining the current permit system. Then, billionaire Michael Bloomberg swooped in to drop his cash and influence. Fortunately, the NRA was ready to defend the Second Amendment!
Gun-ban advocates and others in the gun-control movement are fond of saying the number of gun owners in the United States is falling. UCLA law professor Adam Winkler even claims that of the record number of guns sold in the United States every month for the past 15 months, none of those buyers are new gun owners. Now, a brand-new Pew Research Center poll tells the true story of American gun ownership—and it’s not what anti-gunners would have you believe.
Whether you are still on the fence or have a solid choice in mind as to who should be the President of the United States, you need to read the NRA’s latest column from award-winning author Frank Minter. In this article, Minter deciphers Hillary’s words on gun control, removes the doublespeak, and delivers the straight story. Do you agree with his analysis?
At the Democratic National Convention last month, Clinton said, “I’m not here to repeal the Second Amendment. I’m not here to take away your guns.” She wants us to believe this, even though she has said that the Supreme Court got it “wrong” with the Heller (2008) decision in which the court ruled 5-4 that the Second Amendment is indeed an individual right.