If you thought Harry Reid was harsh in his criticism of his former friends at the National Rifle Association, wait till you hear what Hillary Clinton called them.
“You know, the NRA’s position reminds me of negotiating with the Iranians or the communists,” she said in Iowa Wednesday. I doubts she wants negotiation, but rather capitulation. Besides, hasn’t Obama been “negotiating” with Iranians and communists? No, wait, he has been capitulating.
“The NRA tries to keep gun owners — the ones who are members — really upset all the time so they can keep collecting their money, because they tell them they’re the only thing that’s going to stop the black helicopters from landing in the front yard and people’s guns being seized,” Clinton also said, basically accusing NRA members of being paranoid nuts. “That’s the argument they make. And it works with some people and it has turned a lot of people into absolutists themselves.”
She put out a statement earlier saying that if Congress did not act to curb the Second Amendment she would act on her own, much as Obama has been doing to write and rewrite laws that are the duty of Congress.
“If Congress refuses to act, Clinton will take administrative action to require that any person attempting to sell a significant number of guns be deemed ‘in the business’ of selling firearms. This would ensure that high-volume gun sellers are covered by the same common sense rules that apply to gun stores—including requiring background checks on gun sales,” the statement promised.
She also called for the makers of guns to be held liable if their products are used to do what they are designed to do.
“The NRA lobbied Congress to pass the so-called ‘Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act,’ a dangerous law which prevents victims of gun violence from holding negligent manufacturers and dealers accountable for violence perpetrated with their guns,” her statement said. “It is past time to repeal this law and hold the gun industry accountable just like everyone else. Clinton voted against this law in 2005 and will lead the charge to repeal it as president.”
Cha-ching for the trial lawyers.