Hillary Clinton said Friday that mandatory gun buy-back programs like ones in Australia are “worth looking into,” sparking criticism that the Democratic presidential front-runner would, if elected, impose gun-confiscation efforts.
Clinton made the comments during a campaign stop in Keene, N.H., when an attendee asked about Australia’s 1996 and 2003 buy-back programs that collected roughly 700,000 banned semi-automatic rifles and other firearms.
“I think it would be worth considering doing it on the national level, if that could be arranged,” Clinton responded.
“This validates what the NRA has said all along,” said Chris Cox, executive director of the National Rifle Association’s Institute for Legislative Action. “The real goal of gun control supporters is gun confiscation.”
Cox said Clinton’s comments echo recent ones by President Obama, making “very clear” that the underlying goal of gun-control advocates is confiscation.
The issue of tighter gun control and targeting the NRA as leading efforts to keep Congress from passing laws on firearms and background checks resurfaced earlier this month, after a gunman killed nine people at Umpqua Community College in Rosenburg, Oregon.
The NRA also says that Clinton believes that the Supreme Court incorrectly determined that the Second Amendment guarantees an individual right to self-defense. The group made the argument in part based on a purported audiotape obtained The Washington Beacon in which Clinton says, “And I am going to make that case every chance I get.”
“Hillary Clinton just doesn’t get it,” Cox said. “The NRA’s strength lies in our five million members and the tens of millions of voters who support the Second Amendment.
“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 added. “Hillary Clinton’s extreme views are completely out of touch with the American people.”
So a liar and a white House thief thinks she knows better than the Supreme Court when it comes to Americans owning guns? I am sorry but she has her head up her backside, plain and simple but I would wager there are more gun owners that wish to remain gun owners than she has supporters.. Look I could be wrong and if so so be it. If she gets the nomination which is possible she will have an uphill climb getting people to believe they are better off without gun ownership for and by the people of this great nation, The typical liberal does not take into account the millions of unregistered guns that are out there in the streets in the hands of gang members. How does she plan to deal with that reality as she strips from us our own protections She has no idea the problems this would create or the simple fact the rights she would violate. Hillary is saying things Liberals want to hear but actually knows her hands are tied by the constitution. She cannot protect us thus it is our right to see that we can protect our families and our properties. Are we a better country because we have the freedom to protect our own?,