Most A1F Daily readers will remember that Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton last year said of the U.S. Supreme Court decision in District of Columbia v. Heller— which recognized that the Second Amendment protects an individual right to keep and bear arms—“the Supreme Court is wrong on the Second Amendment. And I am going to make that case every chance I get.”
Now Clinton has gone even further to proclaim she doesn’t believe the Second protects an individual right of American citizens to bear arms. At a recent Clinton campaign rally at the University of Bridgeport in Connecticut, Clinton described Heller as “a terrible decision.”
On May 7, presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump accurately characterized Clinton’s views on the Second Amendment, telling supporters, “Hillary Clinton wants to abolish the Second Amendment.” In light of how she has referred to the Heller decision on more than one occasion, it’s easy to see that is absolutely true.
There’s Still Time To Pass Illinois Suppressor Legislation
Since the Illinois General Assembly must return to Springfield for a summer session to pass a budget, gun owners have another opportunity to try to get important suppressor legislation passed.
NRA’s Institute for Legislative Action worked with pro-gun lawmakers and the American Suppressor Association to pass Senate Bill 206, which would legalize the possession and use of suppressors in Illinois. The House passed SB 206 by a 69-to-46 vote during the regular session and sent the measure to the Senate. Unfortunately, the Senate adjourned before bringing the measure to the Senate floor for a vote.
Illinois gun owners are encouraged to contact their state senator, and also call Senate President John Cullerton, to urge them to call to the floor and pass SB 206 during this summer session. You can phone Cullerton at (217) 782-2728, and contact Cullerton and your state senator by clicking here.
Armed Pennsylvania Pharmacy Owner Stops Robbery
A pharmacy owner in Levittown, Pa., on Friday shot and killed an armed man who was robbing his pharmacy.
Following the incident, both local police and the district attorney praised the pharmacy owner, saying he had no choice. “There is no thought that we would prosecute the shooter in this case,” District Attorney David Heckler told local station WPVI. “He was entirely justified in his conduct, and frankly should be commended.
“From what I can see, he performed a public service in taking out this fella,” Heckler added. “The fella asked for what he got and he got it.”