Hillary Clinton’s campaign has its share of troubles. Beyond her awful polling numbers, Hillary must distance herself from this current disastrous administration for whom she served as Secretary of State. The stink of the Obama years and the Clinton years will plague the candidate as she suffers from her own myriad of scandals and all this comes at a time when she is trying to convince the American public that she can be trusted.
Now, she has a much bigger problem.
When, in 2016, we inevitably get to the topic of gun control, Hillary will have some serious explaining to do when she is confronted with her comments from 1993.
In 1993, then-First Lady Hillary Clinton testified before the Senate Finance Committee, a committee who formulates taxes, and declared that she fully supported a 25% tax on all firearms purchases.
When asked by Sen. Bill Bradley (D-N.J.) if she supported the hypothetical creation of a new,25% national sales tax on firearms, Hillary enthusiastically endorsed the tax, stating,
“I am all for that. I just don’t know what else we’re going to do to try and figure out how to get some handle on this violence.”
The Second Amendment is a constitutional right. It is not a privilege (like driving). It is not a gift from government nor is it a right that comes attached with substantial strings. It is a right.
Similarly, free speech is a right. Remaining safe from unwarranted searches and seizures is a right. Freedom from cruel and unusual punishment is a right.
Could you imagine what would happen if we charged a fee for those who wish to speak freely in public? How about paying an annual fee to keep the feds from busting down your door without cause?
The imposition of a tax on a right is ludicrous when we apply this concept to other rights. Why should it be any different for the right that protects all others?
“Hillary’s 25 percent gun tax would discourage gun ownership and be a backdoor route to gun registration,” ATR President Grover Norquist said about Hillary’s testimony. “Hillary has a long history of attacking gun owners.”
Hillry has promised to make gun control a top priority of her administration if elected.
“We’ve got to do something about gun violence in America, and I will take it on,” Clinton said in Iowa last month.
While this might play well with New York soccer moms and Bloomberg zealots, it’s unlikely to win her any support from the moderate Democrat crowd- the crowd she needs in order to win.
The far-left will always support Hillary if she’s the Democrat candidate. However, moderate Democrat voters (especially in the West) hunt and own guns. This comment may come back to haunt her.