Poor Hillary Clinton.
Her miscalculating advisers have her attempting to make a war on America’s 100 million gun owners as the central focus of her 2016 Presidential run.
Unfortunately, her hyperbole and lies just don’t hold water, and even her own allies at the Washington Post felt compelled to point our her blatant falsehoods.
“Forty percent of guns are sold at gun shows, online sales.”
–Former secretary of state Hillary Rodham Clinton, remarks on gun violence at Manchester Community College, N.H., Oct. 5, 2015
Clinton made this statement while decrying what she called a “loophole” in the law that permitted guns sales without a background check. “We need to close that loophole so that when we have universal background check, it will cover everybody,” Clinton said.
By any reasonable measure, Clinton’s claim that 40 percent of guns are sold at gun shows or over the Internet — and thus evade background checks through a loophole — does not stand up to scrutiny.
As we demonstrated, the 40-percent figure, even if confirmed in a new survey, refers to all gun transactions, not just gun sales. A large percentage of the gun transactions not covered by background checks are family and friend transactions – which would have been exempt from the universal background checks pushed by Democrats. Indeed, many gun-show sales are made by licensed firearm dealers — and 17 states even have that requirement, at least for handguns.
Clinton, like President Barack Obama and most of the others who have driven the Democrat Party to the far left fringe of American politics, is forced to lie to the American people to push for more gun control at a time when gun sales and gun ownership are dramatically soaring, while violent crime is steadily decreasing.
A reasonable person of any political persuasion may wonder why leading Democrat politicians feel compelled to lie about firearms in American society as they attempt to push for restrictions on this key natural right to armed self-defense against criminals and tyrants.