Skip to comments.Leaked Audio: Clinton Says Supreme Court Is ‘Wrong’ on 2nd (October 1, 2015)
Posted on 10/05/2016 7:44:16 AM PDT by TigerClaws
Hillary Clinton slammed the Supreme Court as wrong on the Second Amendment and called for reinstating the assault weapons ban during a small private fundraiser in New York last week, according to audio of her remarks obtained by the Washington Free Beacon.
While Clinton has previously supported an assault weapons ban, this is the first time since launching her campaign that she indicated that she would take on the Supreme Court over gun issues.
Although Clinton did not identify which Supreme Court case she disagreed with, she appeared to be criticizing the landmark 2008 ruling in District of Columbia v. Heller, which found the handgun ban in Washington, D.C., unconstitutional.
I was proud when my husband took [the National Rifle Association] on, and we were able to ban assault weapons, but he had to put a sunset on so 10 years later. Of course [President George W.] Bush wouldnt agree to reinstate them, said Clinton.
Weve got to go after this, Clinton continued. And here again, the Supreme Court is wrong on the Second Amendment. And I am going to make that case every chance I get.
She also used some of her strongest language yet to criticize the NRA, vowing to take on the gun rights lobbying group and make this a key component of her campaign.
Im going to speak out, Im going to do everything I can to rally people against this pernicious, corrupting influence of the NRA and were going to do whatever we can, she said.
Clinton argued that the NRA has so intimidated elected members of Congress and other legislative bodies that these people are passing the most absurd laws.
The idea that you can have an open carry permit with an AK-47 over your shoulder walking up and down the aisles of a supermarket is just despicable, she said.
The comments earned applause at the closed-door fundraiser, and demonstrate Clintons efforts to appeal to progressive donors as she faces a growing challenge from the far-left candidate Bernie Sanders, who has been criticized by some liberal observers for his broad support of gun rights.
The Clinton campaign did not respond to questions about the specific areas where Clinton disagrees with the Supreme Court. However, the Heller ruling is considered the most sweeping and controversial second amendment decision made by the highest court in recent years.
The Supreme Court affirmed that the Second Amendment granted gun rights to individuals whether or not they were members of an organized government militia in 2008. That ruling overturned the District of Columbias total ban on ownership of handguns and other strict forms of gun control. It also created the legal precedent that continues to influence all federal court rulings related to Second Amendment cases.
The NRA responded to Clintons remarks in a statement to the Free Beacon.
Hillary Clinton just doesnt get it, said Chris Cox, the executive director of the NRAs legislative division. The NRAs 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.
The Clinton fundraiser was hosted at the Greenwich Village home of John Zaccaro, a convicted felon. During her remarks, Clinton also proposed the creation of a national infrastructure bank, which she indicated would be modeled on the work done by the Clinton Global Initiative. She did not take questions after her speech.
2nd Amendment heads to the shredder if Hillary wins.
Good thing that I lost both my 1911-frame and Browning Semi-Shotgun in a boating accident in Lake Michigan.
400 feet of water; I should renew my FOID?
YOU are wrong on EVERYTHING, ILLary
The idea that you can have an open carry permit with an AK-47 over your shoulder walking up and down the aisles of a supermarket is just despicable,
Not nearly as despicable as you running around with Dozens of Armed Security paid for by the TAXPAYERS. Who by the way carry AUTOMATIC WEAPONS.
When I went to President Reagans House, the Secret Service carried full auto Machine Pistols, like Ouzi’s
This points up again, the stakes in this election.
Hillary will appoint strong liberals to the courts, including the Supreme Court.
Hillary will withdraw the allegedly moderate Merrick Garland nomination, and replace him with a radical liberal type.
Remember too, that the president appoints all federal judges.
As of today, about 1/3 of all federal judges serving today were appointed in these last almost 8 years by Obama.
Many cases are decided in lower federal courts, and never make it to the Supreme Court.
Four or eight years of Hillary, will get us to a point where a strong majority of federal judges, in both the lower courts and the Supreme Court, will be liberal and have been appointed by liberal Democrat presidents.
We’ve been promoted from ‘deplorable’ to ‘despicable’.
Dred Scott vs Sanford.
What the SCOTUS thought about gun control in the pre Civil War era.
“It would give to persons of the negro race, who were recognised as citizens in any one State of the Union, the right to enter every other State whenever they pleased, singly or in companies, without pass or passport, and without obstruction, to sojourn there as long as they pleased,
to go where they pleased at every hour of the day or night without molestation, unless they committed some violation of law for which a white man would be punished;
and it would give them the full liberty of speech in public and in private upon all subjects upon which its own citizens might speak; to hold public meetings upon political affairs,
and to KEEP AND CARRY ARMS wherever they went.”
” as she faces a growing challenge from the far-left candidate Bernie Sanders”
How old IS this story?
It’s a 2015 article.....but I’d sure make sure it got to Trump. Send it to one of his boys.
The 2nd Amendment sole purpose is to protect us from people LIKE HER!............................
The 2nd Amendment only exists as long as The Supreme Court allows it. They decide what is Constitutional.
11. As soon as sufficient progress in the intended change shall have been made, and the public mind duly prepared according to the rules already laid down, it will be proper to venture on another and a bolder step toward a removal of the constitutional landmarks.
Rules for Changing a Limited Republican Government into an Unlimited Hereditary One
Deplorables at the gate. November 8. Be there.
DEPOPULATE liars, lunatics, socialists, sociopaths, scumbags, criminals, collectivists, tyrants and totalitarians from the body politic.
live - free - republic
When will the Dems declare the Supreme Court and Congress Unconstitutional
GUN CONTROL, one little step at a time. A blast from the past.
Nelson T. Pete Shields
Founder of Handgun Control, Inc.
Im convinced that we have to have federal legislation to build on. Were going to have to take one step at a time, and the first step is necessarily given the political realities going to be very modest.
Of course, its true that politicians will then go home and say, This is a great law. The problem is solved. And its also true that such statements will tend to defuse the gun-control issue for a time.
So then well have to strengthen that law, and then again to strengthen that law, and maybe again and again. Right now, though, wed be satisfied not with half a loaf but with a slice. Our ultimate goal total control of handguns in the United States is going to take time.
My estimate is from seven to ten years. The problem is to slow down the increasing number of handguns sold in this country. The second problem is to get them all registered. And the final problem is to make the possession of all handguns and all handgun ammunition except for the military, policemen, licensed security guards, licensed sporting clubs, and licensed gun collectors totally illegal.
-Pete Shields, Chairman and founder, Handgun Control Inc., A Reporter At Large: Handguns, The New Yorker, July 26, 1976, 57-58
Yes, Im for an outright ban [on handguns].
-Pete Shields, Chairman emeritus, Handgun Control, Inc., 60 Minutes interview
HCI, around 1984, came out in favor of a ban on semi-auto rifles and shotguns.
Now it is magazine capacity, looks, calibers, background checks, and an odd assortment of other things which will not affect crime in any way.
If the evil hag succeeds in stealing this election; she will appoint at least one Justice to the SCOTUS thus resulting in the absolute RUIN of our Country...
Go, Trump, GO!
2015 not 2016
The comments about Bernie Sanders might have been a clue
But still very important info
This is apparently not the first time she said this, I heard about it long ago.
Hillary was also one of the people doing speeches in favor of the Brady bill while slick Willie was in office, that’s the first time I ever saw one of her speeches.
Anybody ever read the Brady Bill? I did, be very glad it got watered down and nothing but a 10 year ban on “assault rifles” came of it. No true assault rifle is sold in the US without a permit anyway, you have to get a permit for automatic weapons first.
Anyway, the Brady Bill in its original form, would have banned everything but non self loading (semi automatic) shotguns and I think a few single shot rifles, mostly .22 caliber. (don’t remember that point but I think a few single shot rifles were excepted) All handguns would have been banned, period. All self loading or semi automatic firearms would have been banned, and most rifles.
That’s the world Hillary wants. She also said she thought we should look to what Australia did for a solution to the “gun violence” problem. Australia implemented a mandatory government buy back, if you didn’t sell your guns back to the government, they would confiscate them.
I hold the opinions of a disbarred shyster lower than those of a used car salesman.
Trump should ask her why she no longer has a law license?
All of your rights are headed for the shredder if Hillary wins. Disagreeing with BLM will be declared hate speech. Your religious institutions will be forced to hire gays and trannies.
“Good thing that I lost both my 1911-frame and Browning Semi-Shotgun in a boating accident in Lake Michigan.”
Dang! You too?
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