Top Clinton insider speaks truth to power: ‘Nobody should own a gun’

Bonnie Schaefer, a member of the DNC’s platform committee and major supporter of Hillary Clinton, openly questioned whether “anyone should have a gun.”

The comments came during a platform meeting on Wednesday to discuss the party’s agenda ahead of the July Democrat convention.

“I do believe that you’re absolutely correct – not just keeping the guns out of mentally ill people and criminals,” Schaefer said. “But I really don’t personally think anyone should have a gun.

She quickly clarified her statement: “That’s just my own philosophy.” She added, “Nothing is ever solved when you have a gun in your hand except the worst possible scenario.”

Watch the stunning comments below:


Schaefer’s  comments come on the heels of Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s dodging questions on the Second Amendment and refusing to say whether the right to bear arms is guaranteed by the Constitution.

The closest Clinton would come to owning up to her position on bearing arms as a constitutional right was to say:

If it is a constitutional right, then it — like every other constitutional right — is subject to reasonable regulations.

In 2013, Democrats in Hillary’s home Senate state of New York accidentally revealed in a document that they too believe that citizens shouldn’t own guns. In that document, anti-gun leftists revealed a wish list that included “confiscation” of all so-called assault weapons, as well as magazines. They also wanted gun owner information to be released to the public and monitored in a database.

This topic is almost certain to arise in one ore more of the upcoming presidential debates since Clinton’s Republican opponent, Donald Trump, has warned about her Second Amendment stance:

She wants to abolish the Second Amendment. She wants to take your guns away. She wants to abolish — just remember that. … If she gets to appoint her judges, she will abolish the Second Amendment.

As for Schaefer – a woman charged with helping to develop the platform for the Democratic Party who apparently thinks the Second Amendment shouldn’t apply to the American people – she was appointed to the platform committee by Debbie Wasserman Schultz, and is a maxed-out donor to the Clinton campaign.

Cross-posted at the Mental Recession

Rusty Weiss

Rusty Weiss

Rusty Weiss is editor of the Mental Recession, one of the top conservative blogs of 2012. His writings have appeared at the Daily Caller, American Thinker,, Big Government, the Times Union, and the Troy Record.

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