Stephen Gutowski of the Free Beacon watched MSNBC (yes, he’s the guy) to catch a spokesperson for Hillary Clinton attempting to walk back her comments on Friday in support of gun confiscation.
A Clinton spokesperson walked back Hillary Clinton’s support for Australian gun confiscation during an MSNBC interview on Monday.
While speaking with Andrea Mitchell, Jennifer Palmieri said Hillary Clinton does not support gun confiscation despite the Democrat presidential candidate telling a crowd on Friday Australian-style mandatory gun buybacks “would be worth considering doing it on the national level.”
“Finally a quick question on gun control because the nra on the weekend really went after her,” Mitchell said. “Was she suggesting in her town hall meetings in New Hampshire on Friday, which she said she would look into the australian system, was she suggesting confiscation of guns?”
“Of course not,” Palmieri responded. “She was, what she was referring to is places where there have been mass shootings and the countries have done something. She has put forward a very common-sense proposal that would have background checks for everyone, that would remove the special protections the gun industry has from liability but it’s all very common-sense measures the majority of the public supports.”
Yeah… Let’s go to the video.
Every adult knows that the central and overriding focus of the Australian gun control model was the mandatory (forced) buyback of firearms outlawed by the government, as even the Huffington Post freely admits:
“Australia is a good example, Canada is a good example, the U.K. is a good example. Why? Because each of them have had mass killings” she said. “Australia had a huge mass killing about 20, 25 years ago, Canada did as well, so did the U.K. And, in reaction, they passed much stricter gun laws.”
Australia’s mandatory gun buyback program of semiautomatic and automatic rifles and shotguns was enacted after a shooter killed 35 people in 1996. The country bought back more than 650,000 weapons.
“The Australian government, as part of trying to clamp down on the availability of automatic weapons, offered a good price for buying hundreds of thousands of guns,” Clinton said. “Then, they basically clamped down, going forward, in terms of having more of a background check approach, more of a permitting approach, but they believed, and I think the evidence supports them, that by offering to buyback those guns, they were able to curtail the supply and to set a different standard for gun purchases in the future.”
Clinton said such a gun buyback program “would be worth considering” federally, “if that could be arranged.” She compared it to President Barack Obama’s so-called “cash for clunkers” program, which bought back old cars with lower levels of energy efficiency in order to stimulate the economy and reduce pollution.
“I do not know enough detail to tell you how we would do it, or how would it work, but certainly the Australian example is worth looking at,” she added.
Clinton—who once again intentionally conflated semi-automatic (one shot per trigger pull) firearms with automatic weapons (machine guns), has a long list of policy goals that have the explicit intention of destroying the gun industry, including repealing the The Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act (PLCAA) which protects the gun industry against frivolous lawsuits favored by gun control groups such as the Brady Campaign, while still allowing for lawsuits based on defects or actual criminal negligence, such as the recent case two police officers won against Badger Guns in Milwaukee.
The Badger Guns case gutted Clinton’s argument for the repeal of PLCAA, and so you aren’t likely to hear man references to that lawsuit.
Hillary Clinton has been pushing hard against your right to bear arms since at least the early 1990s, and would love nothing more than to confiscate your firearms. Friday’s admission that she would like to do so is merely an admission of that long-held truth.