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June 24, 2014

Hillary Clinton Sees “Terrorizing” Ideas in Gun Owners’ Convictions

Unless you have been living under a rock, you probably know that Hillary Clinton has been relentlessly promoting her new book that chronicles her tenure as U.S. Secretary of State.

Despite her claims to the contrary, she is using her book as a platform and its tour as a shadow campaign for her 2016 presidential run.  A New York Times reporter even likened the book to a “600-page State of the Union address, in which every constituency and every issue receives due mention.” With every interview that Hillary does, she is foreshadowing what her presidency will be like, including her apparent plans to limit our freedom even further than President Obama has already tried.

Last week, Secretary Clinton participated in a live CNN Town Hall hosted by Christiane Amanpour. She was asked by an audience member whether she believed that implementing bans on “assault weapons” and restricting standard sized magazines would be effective gun control measures.

As expected, Clinton explained that she thought it would be helpful, which is ironic considering the Democratic Governor of Colorado John Hickenlooper admitted earlier that same week that he regretted passing a very similar gun control measure into law last year because it had been ineffective. Of course we already know that research has proven that her husband, former president Bill Clinton’s ban on modern sporting rifles and magazine restrictions did nothing to reduce crime.

However, her remarks did not stop there. She went on to declare  that supporters of the Second Amendment are in the minority and that “we cannot let a minority of people, and that’s what it is, it is a minority of people, hold a viewpoint that terrorizes the majority of people.” That’s right — a likely presidential candidate has now labeled law-abiding citizens guilty of what she sees as terrorist-like thinking, simply for supporting our Constitutional rights.

The National Shooting Sports Foundation understands the serious threat that Secretary Clinton, and other politicians just like her, pose to our Second Amendment rights, which is why it started GunVote. The NSSF voter education program helps industry members and Second Amendment supporters make informed decisions at the ballot box by providing information and news about all of the key elections that could affect the future of our Second Amendment rights and the lawful commerce in firearms. It also has tools for users to register to vote and find polling locations.

With candidates like Hillary Clinton continually attacking our freedom, every vote counts.

Let’s be clear here. Although she came close, the woman who wants to be the next President of the United States did not say, exactly, that gun owners are terrorists. Accused of saying that, she could deny it and she would be right.  After all, she’s become a perfectionist at parsing words.

But what Hilary Clinton did say was actually just as revealing and equally disturbing – that gun owners’ “viewpoint(s)” themselves are”terrorizing.”   This shows disdain not just for actions, but for the convictions held by a large number of her fellow citizens because they are different from hers and that of the liberal establishment that would empower her.

The 2014 election is important in itself, but even more so as our opportunity to begin building a Hillary-proof, pro-gun majority in Congress.  If you value your freedom, it is now more important than ever to exercise your right to vote.

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