Hillary Clinton made another erroneously incompetent statement when asked abut how we can better protect the United States. While some cannot believe she made these statements publicly, others see this as foreshadowing to what she will do to this country if she becomes our next president.
Hillary Clinton was taking questions from AARP Bulletin, and she was asked to clarify her position on gun restrictions and terrorism. Hillary Clinton unequivocally stated with zero hesitation that she would make it one of her top priorities to restrict gun owners from purchasing weapons.
Clinton argued that the only way we can defeat terrorism is to limit and restrict guns in this country.
AARP Bulletin asked, “What would you do to address terrorism?”
Well, these are legitimate fears. I believe that people are rightly concerned about violence. Terrorism is part of that violence, and we have to do the best job we can to keep America safe. So I’ve laid out a very comprehensive plan about taking on the terrorists, going after them where they operate, doing everything we can to take away their territories so they can’t mastermind attacks from afar. But we also have to go after them online because that is where they recruit, radicalize and direct attacks. And we need to do a better job of getting there early, rooting out people who are vulnerable and preventing that from happening.
But I’m looking at violence broadly. … It’s also why I’ve advocated gun-safety reform, like comprehensive background checks, closing the gun-show loophole, closing the online loophole—because, you know, it’s not only terrorists we need to be worried about. Terrorism is part of it, but gun violence kills 33,000 Americans a year. … We’ve got to get serious about stemming violence and terrorism in every way we can.
There are many things to debunk here. First, in the case of this example, California already has comprehensive background checks in place. So, the state does not have a “gun-show loophole” or an “online loophole.” But, they did have a firearm-based terrorist attack in San Bernardino as well as a high profile murder-suicide on the UCLA campus on June 1, 2016.
One could also argue the same thing when analyzing the Paris terrorist attacks. Paris, France has background checks in place that are more comprehensive than those in California. Paris also has no “gun-show loophole” or “online loophole,” and they still experienced a major terrorist attack on top of high crime rates stemming from gun violence.
Hillary’s second false claim was the she argued 33,000 Americans are killed by gun violence each year. While this stat is a lie, she consistently uses it in her speeches and political ads. Of the 33,000 deaths spawning from guns, 66% of them were from suicides.
In fact, here are 4 myths about gun control:
- While liberals argue that it is easier to get a gun than a driver’s license, that is obviously a flat out lie. To no one’s surprise, it much harder to obtain a weapon than to legally drive a car.
- Democrats argue that assault rifles are a popular choice for mass shootings. That is untrue, as handguns are responsible for more than 80% of total mass shootings. Something most gun control lobbyists always leave out more often than not.
- “Gun free zones prevent mass shootings.” This argument is downright ignorant. Statistically, criminals are less likely to act out in well armed civilian areas. Why? Because criminals don’t want to face someone pointing a gun back at them. Criminals would rather a gun free zone so that they can carry out their attacks on those not able to protect themselves.
- “Concealed carry holders don’t stop violent crimes.” Again, this is untrue. If you want examples, refer to the plethora of cases list here. Also, at least 500,000 to over 3,000,000 cases of firearms are used defensively in the USA each year according to the CDC. Which means that an overwhelming majority of law abiding citizens own and use weapons than criminals.
Let this serve as another reminder of the Democrats lies. We will always have the right to bear arms and we should all be very grateful that we have a President that is a strong supporter of the Second Amendment.