Sometimes Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton says what she really thinks. She has done this at “private” fundraisers where she thought the general public wouldn’t hear her real opinions. At such an event in New York City in 2015, Clinton said the Supreme Court got it “wrong on the Second Amendment”—clearly arguing that she doesn’t think the Second Amendment protects an individual right as the Supreme Court ruled in District of Columbia v.Heller (2008). At another NYC fundraiser in September, she said that “you could put half of Trump’s supporters into what I call the basket of deplorables” and then listed off things like “racists,” “xenophobes” and “sexists.”
More recently, just last Tuesday, a Trump supporter at a Clinton rally in Fort Lauderdale frustrated Clinton enough to get her to go off script and say, “I’m sick and tired of the negative, dark, divisive, dangerous vision and behavior of people who support Donald Trump.” … by calling Trump’s supporters “sexist,” “xenophobes” and “dangerous,” Clinton is obviously attempting to marginalize a large swath of the American electorate.
Given Clinton’s public desires to strip away gun rights, every gun owner hearing this likely wonders if it is a “negative, dark, divisive, dangerous vision” for freedom-loving Americans to want to keep their Second Amendment rights intact? Clearly, Clinton thinks so.
Also, by calling Trump’s supporters “sexist,” “xenophobes” and “dangerous,” Clinton is obviously attempting to marginalize a large swath of the American electorate. She certainly doesn’t want the people she is calling these things to vote. She doesn’t want gun owners to vote because she wants to nominate justices to the U.S. Supreme Court who will all but repeal the Second Amendment. She also wants enough votes in Congress so she can ban popular semi-automatic firearms and repeal the important legislation that protects America’s firearms manufacturers from frivolous lawsuits attempting to hold them accountable for the actions of criminals.
In August, animal-rights activists disrupted a Hillary Clinton campaign event in Las Vegas and caused her to say something else off teleprompter that was very revealing. Hillary said, “[A]pparently these people are here to protest Trump because Trump and his kids have killed a lot of animals. Thank you for making that point.”
Tellingly, when Clinton said the Trumps kill “a lot of animals,” she was speaking to a group of mostly blue-collar employees with the Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. Now, a lot of blue-collar workers from Pennsylvania to Michigan and beyond hunt, so then wasn’t she really saying that she thinks all of these people who hunt are also “killers,” and perhaps “deplorable”?
When I asked Don Trump Jr. what he thought about Clinton’s statement, he said, “What her comments show is a complete ignorance of true environmentalism. True environmentalists make sure that the habitat and the animals that populate that habitat are as healthy as possible, which is what regulated hunting does.” “Wouldn’t it be great to bring in a sportsman to run the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and a conservationist (not a radical environmentalist) in to run the U.S. Forest Service?” — Donald Trump Jr.
In contrast to Clinton’s critical view of so many Americans, Don Jr. says a Trump administration would be filled with people who have strong records in the business community, and that their business experience would be tempered by the conservationist’s love for the natural world. He said they also would be people who cherish and respect all of our freedoms—not just the politically correct ones.
“Wouldn’t it be great to bring in a sportsman to run the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and a conservationist (not a radical environmentalist) in to run the U.S. Forest Service?” he asked. “How about bringing a real farmer or rancher in to run the Department of Agriculture? What about having a farmer or rancher head the EPA? My dad will bring people into government who will be leaders, who will provide focus and direction for these departments and agencies, and who will get these departments and agencies to focus on their missions rather than on advancing some political agenda.”
When I asked him about gun rights, Don Jr. said, “My father instilled a strong belief, in Eric and I, in individual liberty. At the heart of that is the necessity to protect, at all costs, the Second Amendment. The right to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.”
Clearly, Clinton not only doesn’t understand American freedom, but she also thinks those who do are deplorable.
Gun owners must answer her at the ballot box tomorrow.