This past Friday, Donald Trump was in Louisville, Kentucky to speak at a National Rifle Association (NRA) convention. During his speech, the Donald pledged his support for the Second Amendment, while saying that Hillary Clinton would abolish the Second Amendment. He went on to say that her anti-gun stance would leave people who live in high crime areas defenseless. As a result, the NRA chose to support his bid for the presidency.
Coincidentally (and perhaps ironically), as the Donald was at the NRA convention, a man by the name of Jesse Oliveri approached the White House brandishing a gun with the intention of wanting to die via SBC (suicide by cop). He was shot in the abdomen by the Secret Service, and in turn the incident led to a security lockdown. I would not be surprised if various liberals (including Hillary Clinton) would point to this incident as a call for more gun control. Of course, the investigation into the shooting and Oliveri’s background is still going on, and the truth as to why he wanted to die and how he obtained a gun will be revealed.
Meanwhile, Hillary Clinton spoke to the Trayvon Martin Foundation, dismissing Trump’s statements and claimed his pro-gun policies were “way out there” and “dangerous.” She added that such policies would put children “at risk for violence and bigotry.”
Hillary’s speech to the Trayvon Martin Foundation was of course an attempt to cater to African-Americans and those who support gun control. No doubt she was also trying to politicize the Trayvon Martin shooting that occurred several years ago, considering the reference to bigotry in her remarks.
Despite how one might feel about Donald Trump, one thing is clear: Hillary Clinton is opposed to the Second Amendment, just like her husband, and the Obama Administration for that matter. She has even gone so far as to send a tweet to Congress consisting of a Venn diagram on gun control. In the diagram, she claims that 90% of Americans support universal background checks for purchasing firearms, as do 83% of gun owners. She also asked Congress to “get this done” and that her stance was shared by a vast majority of Americans.
Her tweet, of course, is an outright lie. A vast majority of Americans do not support universal background checks for purchasing firearms, nor do they support more gun control legislation.
Thus, it is highly likely that Hillary’s stance on the Second Amendment will cost her the election.