A campaign spokesperson for Hillary Clinton is clarifying the presidential hopeful’s stance on gun control, especially after remarks made by Donald Trump earlier in the month. While at a rally in Washington, Trump told a crowd of his supporters that Hillary is not only dedicated to additional gun control measures, she wanted to abolish the Second Amendment altogether.

“Hillary Clinton wants to abolish the Second Amendment,” Trump said at a rally. “Hillary Clinton wants to take your guns away and she wants to abolish the Second Amendment.”

Clinton would be the first to tout her gun control credentials, but to do away with a constitutional right? Clinton has talked about increasing gun control measures at several points in her current presidential campaign, and while she never said outright that she was moving to abolish the Second Amendment, her critics say that Clinton has consistently strived to undermine it. According to the NRA, Clinton even spoke publically about considering a national gun confiscation effort similar to Australia’s after the 1996 Port Arthur shooting.

“I think it would be worth considering doing it on the national level, if that could be arranged,” Clinton said at a townhall meeting last October.

Clinton also reportedly said that the Supreme Court was “wrong on the Second Amendment,” and that she was going to advocate for that case.

According to Chris Cox, executive director of The National Rifle Association’s Institute for Legislative Action, Clinton is wrong on all fronts.

“A majority of Americans support this freedom, and the Supreme Court was absolutely right to hold that the Second Amendment guarantees the fundamental, individual right to keep and bear arms,” he said last year. “Hillary Clinton’s extreme views are completely out of touch with the American people.”

Those comments, coupled with Trump’s recent criticism, seems to have put Clinton on the spot. A Clinton campaign spokesman, Josh Schwerin, recently clarified to the media that Clinton absolutely did not support eliminating the right to bear arms.

“Of course Hillary Clinton does not want to repeal the Second Amendment. Donald Trump is simply peddling falsehoods and conspiracy theories in an attempt to divide the American people and win votes,” Schwerin told the Huffington Post.

The Trump campaign did not respond to this statement, but judging from Trump’s Facebook and Twitter accounts, distrust for Clinton still remains high for his supporters

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10 thoughts on “Clinton Aide: Of Course She Doesn’t Want to Abolish the Second Amendment

  1. “Clinton would be the first to tout her gun control credentials, but to do away with a constitutional right?

    Anti-gun and Anti-2nd folks have a standard smarmy retort about the fact that no one is talking about ‘taking the guns away’. Well, of course not and we know why. But their chiding aside, never for a minute think that the Hillary or Bernie types actually believe in the 2nd Amendment. There are few things that elitist power hates more than the great unwashed having access to the level of power that being personally armed in defense of self, family, home and property endows. It galls them to no end. But as it sits right now, they understand that it’s not a viable election strategy to tout a goal of public disarmament (keeping in mind however, the the elite will remain armed). Now is not the time, so they chatter on and nibble on the edges about background checks and imaginary loopholes.

    Even Bill Clinton, in the late 90s mused about how it was too late, that they had let it get away from them and the window was closed.

    He also alluded to a concept of social change that is rooted in the approach to law enforcement known loosely as ‘selective enforcement’ or more formally ‘prosecutorial discretion’. He said something to the effect that the mayhem itself was going to have to be the catalyst to effect social change. Sadly, in our distraught urban centers, and many other places, the thousands of laws we already have are being ‘selectively enforced’ according to an old radical adage:

    “It’s harder to get the laws you really want, if the laws you have appear to be working’.

  2. Clinton is a socialist control freak gun grabbing maggot who should be behind bars instead of running for public office.

  3. Vote against the 2nd amendment or vote against the country and the world at large? NEITHER, vote Libertarian!

  4. This fits right in with several other epic lies: The checks in the mail, If you like you insurance…, “I did not have sex with that woman”, I won’t *** in your mouth…..there are many others, but what difference does it make now?

  5. The TRUTH about the “supremacy clause” – our Constitution does not delegate to the national government authority to restrict our arms, ammunition, regulate firearms dealers, do background checks, etc. The national government may not lawfully circumvent this restriction by means of a treaty wherein the signatory governments agree to disarm their Citizens or Subjects.

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  6. Why is the name “Hilary” and “President” even being used in the same sentence! She should be looking at the 4 walls of a prison cell the rest of her life; Rose Law Firm “suicide”, Benghazi,…even treason?

  7. Who needs to abolish the 2nd, when using Obama’s tactic you can just ignore it by Executive Order. Every Dem controlled state and city. Come to Los Angeles and live it.

  8. I say BS to whatever she says. Besides, she can abolish, scream, rant and bark all she wants as no one will pay attention to her.

  9. Dear Hillary I am encouraging all Americans to bypass state and federal gun laws by carrying a Jo staff for self defense

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