After months of coverage of the 2016 presidential election, it’s finally time to head to the polls tomorrow and cast our votes. And it shouldn’t surprise A1F Daily readers that I’m taking one last opportunity to encourage all gun owners to do their part in ensuring that Hillary Clinton isn’t the next resident of the White House.
There are a number of good reasons to vote for Donald Trump and against Clinton, not the least of which is her disdain for guns and gun owners. Let’s look at just a few examples here that should disqualify her from getting any gun owner’s vote.
At a private campaign event in New York, Clinton told those in attendance concerning the 1996 Australian gun ban: “Certainly the Australian example is worth looking at.”
Most A1F Daily readers likely recall that what actually happened in Australia is that the government forcefully confiscated nearly 650,000 firearms of all kinds and destroyed them. The government threatened harsh prison sentences for those not turning in their guns, and it specifically stated that owning a gun for self-defense was not a valid reason to keep it.
Last year, Clinton said of the U.S. Supreme Court decision in District of Columbia v. Heller, “The Supreme Court is wrong on the Second Amendment. And I am going to make that case every chance I get.”
What ruling was so “wrong” that Clinton plans to make the case over and over again? The court in Heller simply ruled that individual Americans have a right to keep a gun in their home for self-defense.
Clinton doesn’t even believe in an individual right to bear arms, period. She even said so in her own way.
Back in June, what Clinton didn’t say when questioned on live TV told us way more than a real “yes” or “no” answer would have. Clinton was asked twice by George Stephanopoulos on ABC’s “This Week” whether she believes an individual’s right to bear arms is a constitutional right. And both times she refused to answer the question, instead bragging about a “right” of the federal government to restrict gun ownership.
Clinton has on many occasions attacked the 5 million good, law-abiding Americans who are members of the National Rifle Association, even equating them, on her “enemies list,” with Iranian terrorists during a late 2015 Democratic presidential debate.
Such disdain for good, decent citizens who have chosen to join an organization to represent their interest in the Second Amendment says more about Clinton than about NRA members. Anyone hoping to bring the country together again after eight years of fracturing by President Barack Obama should not expect that from a candidate who arbitrarily puts gun owners on her hate list.
In the end, America’s law-abiding gun owners shouldn’t even consider voting for Clinton tomorrow. Simply put, a vote for Clinton is a vote for a fragile future for our right to keep and bear arms.
A vote for Trump, on the other hand, is a vote for freedom.