The National Rifle Association just released its strongest attack on Hillary Clinton to date. Just before the final presidential debate on Wednesday night, a television ad was released holding the Democratic nominee accountable for lying repeatedly.
In one portion of the commercial, Clinton declares, “I respect the Second Amendment.” It then plays audio, leaked from a fundraiser, in which Clinton is heard telling donors, “The Supreme Court is wrong on the Second Amendment,” an obvious indictment of the high court’s 2008 Heller verdict upholding the right to bear arms.
The NRA is putting $5 million toward airing the spot on national cable, as well as in markets that include Ohio, North Carolina and Pennsylvania. This brings NRA’s total spending in support of Donald Trump to almost $22 million.
No Matter What Clinton’s Apologists Say, Heller Was Not About “Toddlers”
In the presidential debate Wednesday night, Hillary Clinton attempted to explain what she meant when she said “the Supreme Court is wrong on the Second Amendment,” referring to the Heller decision, which overturned the D.C. gun ban. Clinton claimed the D.C. ban on firearms, even for self-defense in the home, was “to protect toddlers from guns.”
Even the Associated Press gagged on that Clintonism. The truth is that Heller had nothing whatsoever to do with “toddlers.” It was about the individual right of Americans to own a gun for self-defense in their home. It was the first Supreme Court case to cement that right in stone. And no amount of lying can change that—even if a Clinton-packed Supreme Court could.
Nevertheless, less than 30 minutes after the debate concluded, Politifact had posted a 660-word dissertation defending Clinton’s misleading claims—complete with 10 hyperlinked citations!—that we honestly doubt Team Clinton itself could have concocted faster. Their ruling: “half true.” Our ruling, on both Clinton and her supposed Politifact watchdogs: “deliberately deceptive.”
Bloomberg Pours Millions Into Nevada To Influence Anti-Gun Vote
The Nevada campaign finance reports covering the last four months reveal that a whopping $13.3 million was donated by former NYC Mayor Bloomberg and his anti-gun organization, Everytown for Gun Safety, to support Question 1. The question, which will appear on the statewide ballot in November, seeks to overregulate background checks, gun sales and transfers. Of the $13.3 million raised, Bloomberg himself donated $3.5 million of his own money, and his Everytown for Gun Safety Action Fund donated $9.5 million toward the cause.
To combat Bloomberg’s attempt to trample the Second Amendment rights of Nevadans, a state affiliate of the National Rifle Association has raised $4.5 million to fight the measure.
Illinois Bill Would Require Unique Serial Number For Each Round Of Ammo
An anti-gun bill introduced this week in the Illinois House of Representatives is fraught with pitfalls and problems.
According to a report at Ilnews.com, the measure, by State Rep. Sonya Harper of Chicago, would require that every round of ammunition sold in the state be stamped with a unique serial number.
“Who, or anybody else, is going to want to have to spend millions of dollars in setting up new manufacturing processes, new equipment, new capital investments, and how are they going to recover any of that in the short term?” asked NRA Legislative Liaison Todd Vandermyde.
“Then they want to sit there and record every person, the amount of ammunition you buy and the caliber in which you buy it,” Vandermyde continued. “It’s bad enough that we have the (Firearm Owners Identification Card) and there’s a registry of gun owners, but now they want to get into what we’re shooting, what we’re buying and the rest of it.”
Carry Permit Holder Stops Armed Robbery In Park
When an armed thief tried to rob three people sitting in a Plantation, Fla., park on Tuesday night, he got a little more than he bargained for.
According to local media reports, three residents were sitting in the park when they were approached by two men who tried to rob them at gunpoint. Instead of handing over valuables, one of the residents—who has a concealed-carry permit and was armed—shot the would-be robber, sending the other running for his life.
Police said the suspect who was shot died near the scene. The search continues for the other suspect.