Hillary Offers Up Stale, Tired Ideas On Gun Control

Please explain how any of these ideas will stop criminals from killing. Oh, and when is Hillary going to give up her armed security?

(Bloomberg) Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton on Monday began detailing new proposals aimed at closing gun sale loopholes and holding accountable those who sell guns for violence committed with those weapons.

Oh, wait, actually that last one would refer to former US Attorney General Eric Holder, whose subordinates in various DOJ departments ran guns via straw purchase to criminals, mostly in Mexico, which were used to kill and injure hundreds of people, including US federal agents and Mexican children.

Oh, and as Jim Geraghty point out “Almost no mass shooters buy their guns at gun shows! Very few criminals buy their guns at gun shows!”

Seizing the moment following last week’s mass shooting in Oregon, Clinton planned to call for the repeal of the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act, which gives legal protection to gun manufacturers and dealers whose guns are used for criminal activity, said a campaign official, who asked not to be named, previewing the announcement Clinton was set to make on the campaign trail in New Hampshire.

This could open a massive can of worms, as this could be applied to a wide variety of products. Lawyers would love it. Family member killed by a drunk driver? Sue the auto and alcohol makers. Slip in the bathtub? Sue the bathtub maker.

Geraghty, working off the NBC News article, notes that Clinton’s call for enacting laws on straw purchases is idiotic, since there already is law on this. Hence the reason gun dealers who were forced to sell guns as straw purchases to federal agents during Operation Fast and Furious demanded written waivers.

Exactly how would any of this take guns out of the hands of criminals intent on criminality? It can never be said enough: Democratic Party run cities with heavy restrictions on gun ownership still experience large amounts of criminal use of guns.

Hillary is constantly surrounded by security agents with guns, and has been for decades. If she’s entitled to protection, why shouldn’t ordinary Americans?

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3 Responses to “Hillary Offers Up Stale, Tired Ideas On Gun Control”

  1. Dana says:

    Our esteemed host asked:

    Hillary is constantly surrounded by security agents with guns, and has been for decades. If she’s entitled to protection, why shouldn’t ordinary Americans?

    You’re kidding, right? Hillary Clinton is Hillary Clinton, and therefore is Important, while ordinary Americans are just that, ordinary.

    I’m surprised that you didn’t know this.

  2. Blick says:

    Ordinary americans should have aborted and replaced with illegal aliens. The US chamber of commerce wants workers who can be blackmailed with a threat of deportation if they don’t work for peanuts.

  3. Jeffery says:

    Body armor for all schoolkids and college kids. We buy the police body armor, why not for our kids??

    Armed guards at all schools, malls, movie theaters, airports and churches with the authority to tell good guys with guns from bad guys with guns and to shoot to kill bad guys.

    Arm all teachers, ministers, movie ushers, store clerks and TSA agents.

    Legislation to absolve known good guys with guns from liability if they accidently kill a good guy with a gun when they thought he was a bad guy with a gun.

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