Skip to comments.Clinton changes handgun position
Posted on 05/31/2008 7:41:50 AM PDT by george76
Registry not appropriate for all states.
Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Rodham Clinton told Montana reporters Friday that she no longer favors national handgun registration and licensing, even as she supports such measures in her adopted state of New York.
"What I came out for was the New York law," the U.S. senator said in a noon conference call Friday. "I don't think there is any contradiction between defending Second Amendment rights and trying to keep guns out of the hands of" criminals and the mentally ill.
In 2000, as she was beginning her campaign for senator from New York, Clinton came out as first lady in favor of licensing and registering of all new handguns sold in the United States. She also supported a bill that would create a registry of all guns sold in the U.S., along with requiring buyers to get a license and undergo a background check.
Clinton said Friday that guns are "reaping all kinds of damage" in some parts of the country and that governments there ought to be able to license and register handguns if it makes streets safer.
But she said such laws may not be appropriate in Montana.
(Excerpt) Read more at billingsgazette.net ...
This nutcase will say whatever she thinks fits the listener.
She wants us disarmed and at her mercy.
Gun laws are not pick and choose. Same standard should apply to all 50 states. RBKA is a national constitutional right, not a selective state right.
Not a pick and choose topic Hillary. No compromise.
talk about wanting it both ways. Both her and Obama are abysmal on guns
She was for it before she was against it before she was for it in some cases but maybe not all cases but just possibly in a few cases where people might be okay with them if their government allows it but that was before she had a chance to consider it in the light of recent findings which indicate that in some cases...
Somebody actually read a poll on the issue. Imagine that.
So just reading Clintons comments in this article and she basically comes out on 3, possibly 4, sides of the same issue.
She certainly is a POLITICIAN
Some states are more equal than others.
And Washington DC which bans guns is a good example, of how safe the streets are..
So which is it Hilly, there are only “criminals and mentally ill” in New York, or all of New York is criminal and mentally ill?
The more she and Obama talk, the more hopeful I become that President John McCain will be in office Jan 20, 2009.
Clinton said Friday that guns are “reaping all kinds of damage” in some parts of the country.
I have never seen a gun reap any kind of damage without the aid of a human being.........
So Clinton must mean that in some parts of the Country there are more bad human beings then in others..........
It's really no big deal - I do it all the time. Change from my right hand to my left hand.
What exactly does registration have to do with “keeping guns out of the hands of the mentally ill”? At least if she follows through she won’t be a gun owner. =:-D
McCain ‘08! HE SUCKS LESS!
Ah, there's the kicker, Hillary. Licensing and registering handguns doesn't make the street safer.
This lying witch will SAY ANYTHING to get nominated. Would you bank your freedom (under the Second Amendment) and your safety on the veracity of this Marxist witch?
Never in your life.
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