When it comes to crime in America, the biggest problem is that we don’t have enough guns in the hands of the right people. Guns are not magical devices that stop all crimes from occurring. They are, however, terrific equalizers that can empower law-abiding citizens to shoot and kill criminals. They are devices that should be learned-about and respected, but they are important to the maintenance of our safety as a society and, indeed, the very survival of our constitutionally-grounded republic.
But don’t tell that to Hillary Clinton. To the Second Amendment opponent, guns and gun ownership are problems that should be stopped.
On Wednesday, during a gun violence forum in Philadelphia, Clinton opened by explaining that the problem with America is that there are “too many” guns in the U.S.
“When it comes to guns, we have just too many guns,” Clinton said. “On the streets, in our homes, in our neighborhoods. And, you know, there’s been a lot of talk in this campaign, in the primary campaign, about the power of certain interests in our country. And we do have a bunch of powerful interests, make no mistake about it. But there is no more powerful lobby than the gun lobby.”
Clinton has had difficulty finding the right message for her campaign. Unable to outflank Bernie Sanders on the left, she has focused on the one issue that Sanders is not fanatically far-left on: eradicating the Second Amendment.
Her zeal for totalitarianism is so abundant that she has even publicly embraced the idea of implementing an Australian-style gun confiscation program that runs contrary to even the loosest interpretations of the Second Amendment.