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.
I don't either, Senator Clinton. Even with strict scrutiny on the right to keep and bear arms, the government has compelling interest in doing so.
However, that's not at all what you socialist do-gooders have been trying to do for the last forty years. It's just your cover story.
And as such, a pathological liar. Present day Democrat voters come in two major categories from what I can observe...fellow travelers, and suckers.
If Hillary is speaking she is lying....
But as soon as leftist policies have provided Montana with a few teeming, squalid urban cesspools, presumably such laws will then be appropriate.
hillary’s position on whether or not beef should be on the menu depends on whether she is talking to the cattle or the wolves.
In Montana its no In NY its yes...She is so full of shit
Never believe a Clinton or an Obama!
trying to keep guns out of the hands of” criminals and the mentally ill.
So she admits she should never be allowed to own a gun?
Clinton said Friday that guns are reaping all kinds of damage in some parts of the country
More accurate statement is that “criminals are reaping all kinds of havoc” in some parts of the country.
But she being one of the criminals it hits to closee to home to be honest, so she does as always lies to our faces
Consistency is the hobgoblin of small minds. /s
I'll be satisfied when they are all green.
Yes, that will be a great day indeed.
I am encouraged by the progress that we have made over the last 20 years of expansion with respect to "shall-issue" concealed carry laws, and our successes with "stand your ground" laws. People like Ms. Marion Hammer deserve a lot of praise for their steady work on this type of legislative progress.
But, like you, I will only be satisfied when the whole map is green.
Her lips are moving...
No, Marxism is reaping all kinds of damage in some parts of the country. And in certain Marxist strongholds, especially among certain demographics of those cites, that damage manifests itself as violence committed with firearms among others.
...and that governments there ought to be able to license and register handguns if it makes streets safer.
Whether they ought to or not, they have. And the result has been without exception to create the most dangerous ares in the country.
ares = areas
I recall reading, though I haven't found a proper cite, that the notion of a single woman being allowed to demand child support is comparatively recent, and was imposed by judges rather than legislators. I strongly suspect that notion has done more damage than almost any other, since it served to grant legitimacy to the concept of single motherhood.
IMHO, unless a mother is in a position to support a child without the aid of money forcibly taken from someone else, giving the child up for adoption would in almost all cases be better for everyone concerned. Allowing the mother to demand child support from the father will encourage a course of action which will be to everyone's detriment.
When I saw the title I thought it meant that Hillary was going to hold her pistol like a gang banger now.
This was Rudy Gool-iani's position as well: leave Montana alone, but allow NY and NJ to continue their fascistic infringements on the rights of gunowners.
I’m in one of the yellow states, where it should say May Issue (in a thousand years).
Hahahahaaa! The Canadian model is a good one to look at! (snort)
And in the hands of law-abiding citizens, they're doing a bang up job of cleaning the gene pool.
I do both at the same time
As do at least 350 other members of congress.
only naive nanny-state-ninnies could give a demonRATS-ass what this bitch has to say...
Apologies to all female dogs in the animal kingdom...
Why should Guiliani worry-—he’s got bodyguards to protect him.
The rest of us are on our own.
Can’t think of anything scarier than walking NY streets knowing criminals are toting guns that nanny government says law-abiding citizens are not allowed to have.
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