In response to a Democratic presidential debate question on Oct. 13, 2015, Hillary Clinton put the 5 million members of the NRA at the top of the list of enemies she is most proud of.
This is unprecedented: On national television, a candidate for president of the United States named peaceable, law-abiding gun owners, who are simply trying to protect the Second Amendment, as her biggest enemies. She even listed NRA members ahead of Iran—the world’s largest sponsor of state terrorism. Drug cartels, Vladimir Putin, North Korea and ISIS terrorists didn’t even get a mention.
Clinton’s declaration made us wonder how NRA members feel about being recklessly declared her enemy. So we decided to ask them: How does it feel to be named Public Enemy Number 1 by Hillary Clinton?
Today we hear from Dianna Muller, 22-year Tulsa Police Department veteran, professional 3-gun world champion and the driving force behind the D.C. Project.
As I watched that first debate, and I heard Hillary Clinton answer the question about her enemies, my mouth dropped to the floor. I couldn’t believe what I had just heard from someone who wants to lead this country. She just called 5 million law-abiding Americans her enemy, and she was proud of it! Of all the atrocities going on in the world, we are what she sees as an enemy?
In this day and age, when we are constantly being lectured on “acceptance” and "tolerance" of people who don't look or act like us, how is it acceptable for a presidential candidate to call out gun owners as enemies? This seems like textbook bullying tactics—maybe worse. Her comments segregate, demonize, blame, and suggest that we don't have common sense if we disagree with what she and her anti-Second Amendment cronies define as “common-sense gun control.”
I'm so appalled by Hillary’s comments, and I'm just as concerned for the future of our country. There are no words to describe the gravity of our current situation. A nation is at stake. NRA members—and all gun owners, hunters and competitors—need to put on their thinking caps and figure out how to be more evangelical about educating our neighbors and legislators about the many positive uses of firearms.
I find it ironic that I'm traveling to Washington, D.C., this week with a project that brings 50 women—one from each state—to our nation’s capitol to meet their legislators and provide them with a face and a story of a real gun owner and Second Amendment supporter. Our trip has been planned for months, yet it comes at a time when we find our legislators literally fighting over the future of the Second Amendment.
We simply cannot lose this battle. I encourage everyone to pay attention, speak up and make a difference! You can follow the women involved in the D.C. Project by clicking here.