Hacked emails released by WikiLeaks continue to cut into the credibility of Hillary Clinton and her campaign chairman John Podesta. The latest exchange shows the Clinton campaign bemoaning the fact that the 2015 shootings in San Bernardino were carried out by a Muslim rather than a white man.
Syed Rizwan Farook and his wife Tashfeen Malik shot and killed 14, while wounding 22 others, at an office Christmas party last December. As the situation unfolded, Clinton consultant Karen Finney sent Podesta a one-word email stating, “Damn,” when a tweet from MSNBC’s Christopher Hayes revealed the shooter had been identified as Farook. Podesta replied: “Better if a guy named Sayeed Farouk [sic] was reporting that a guy named Christopher Hayes was the shooter.”
It seems that a radical Islamic terrorist attack doesn’t spur much reaction from the Clinton camp, which is instead waiting for shootings by the kind of people it can use to push for more restrictive gun laws.
Hillary Calls It “Incomprehensible” That A Connecticut Judge Abides By The Law
After a Connecticut judge dismissed a lawsuit Friday that sought to blame Remington Arms for the tragic school shooting at Sandy Hook—which was committed with a firearm that was lawfully sold, but stolen by the killer from his mother, whom he also murdered—Hillary Clinton tweeted, “It’s incomprehensible that our laws would protect gun makers over Sandy Hook families. We need to fix this.”
Connecticut Superior Court Judge Barbara Bellis found that the lawsuit “falls squarely” within the federal Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act’s prohibition against frivolous lawsuits directed at the U.S. firearm industry.
Clinton has vowed to revoke that federal law, allowing big-city mayors and others to blame and punish U.S. firearm manufacturers and dealers—even absent any violation of the law—for crimes they have no reasonable way to anticipate. If that happens, even if gun makers prevail in court, the legal defense fees could drive gun prices through the roof or the industry out of business.
Clinton Ironically Criticizes NRA For Not Being “Reasonable”
She’s promised to work to reinstate the failed “assault weapons” ban. She’s blasted the Supreme Court for getting it “wrong” on the Second Amendment in Heller. If elected, she vows to “use every single minute of every day” looking for ways to enact more control. And she knows exactly where she’d begin, saying “certainly the Australia example is worth looking at” in reference to that country’s gun confiscation scheme.
Reasonable? When it comes to Hillary Clinton and guns, no word could be further from the truth. So it’s with a bit of irony that, as her emails continue to leak out, it’s learned that in a 2014 speech that she was critical of the NRA for their unwillingness to be “reasonable.” Apparently, their stance of vehement support for the U.S. Constitution is … unreasonable?
What’s truly unreasonable is Clinton’s plan to use executive fiat to force gun control onto an unwilling populace. Let’s make sure she doesn’t get the chance.
Lawmaker Asks For Investigation Into Tucson Gun Destruction
An Arizona state representative is asking the state’s attorney general to investigate whether the city of Tucson is breaking state law by destroying guns confiscated by police.
Rep. Mark Finchem told Tucson.com that he has proof that Tucson officials are breaking the law requiring the sale, not the destruction, of otherwise legal guns—including a collectible gun worth more than $10,000.
“The city of Tucson flagrantly violated state statutes and deprived the taxpayers of the opportunity to obtain fair market value of a public asset,” Finchem said in a press release.
A 2013 law states that local governments that violate state laws lose their state-shared revenue if they don’t stop. Attorney General Mark Brnovich is expected to begin an investigation soon.
Carry Permit Holder Stops Attacker
It has happened again, although you won’t see it widely reported in so-called “mainstream” media outlets. A Vero Beach, Fla., concealed-carry permit holder used his handgun last week to stop an attacker armed with a knife.
According to local media reports, a man was assisting a family member with a tire repair in a gas station parking lot. The man had helped change the flat and got back in his car to leave when another man, who had been sleeping nearby, grabbed his arm through the open window and tried to stab him.
Left with no alternative, the man grabbed his handgun and fired one shot at his attacker, ending the assault. Police say the man had a valid concealed-carry permit.