Hillary Clinton believes that opponents of gun control ‘terrorize the majority.’ In a town hall-style event televised on CNN, the 2016 Presidential hopeful, made the argument that a ban on so-called “assault” weapons and high-capacity magazines would help reduce gun violence. Then, this happened…
HRC on 2A rights: “We cannot let a minority of people hold a viewpoint that terrorizes the majority of people”
— Amanda Carpenter (@amandacarpenter) June 17, 2014
The full quote, via Truth Revolt:
“I’m well aware that this is a hot political subject. And again, I will speak out no matter what role I find myself in But I believe that we need a more thoughtful conversation. We cannot let a minority of people – and it’s, that’s what it is, it is a minority of people – hold a viewpoint that terrorizes the majority of people.”
Last month, Clinton painted a scene where gun owners were going to overrun America and start shooting people who chew gum too loudly in a movie theater. In other words, they were going to terrorize the majority.
“I think that we’ve got to rein in what has become an almost article of faith that anybody can have a gun anywhere, anytime,” Clinton said at a speech in Maryland on Tuesday. “I don’t believe that is in the best interest of the vast majority of people.”
She argued against concealed carry laws by referring to a case in Florida in which a man was shot during an argument over cellphone use at a movie theater.
“At the rate we’re going, we’re going to have so many people with guns everywhere, fully licensed, fully validated in settings … [like] a movie theater. And they don’t like someone chewing gum loudly or talking on their cellphone, and decide they have the perfect right to defend themselves against the gum chewer or cellphone user by shooting,” said Clinton.
A 2013 poll from Rasmussen Reports indicates that 65% of Americans believe the right to bear arms protects them from tyranny. In other words, it protects from those that would “terrorize.”
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Cross-posted at the Mental Recession