Clinton will use any tragedy to push her liberal agenda

By April 16, 2016April 21st, 2016Gun Control

Bernie Sanders is correct. He doesn’t owe Sandy Hook families an apology. Nor do gun manufacturers. Adam Lanza, the deranged murderer who committed the mass shooting in Connecticut, does. That’s where the blame belongs.

Yet when it comes to hotly contested presidential races, politicians like Hillary Clinton won’t let a national tragedy go to waste, no matter how misguided or misplaced.

She slammed Sanders at Thursday night’s debate for saying he wouldn’t support the families suing the company that makes the AR-15 rifle Lanza used in 2012 to kill the schoolchildren in Newtown, Conn. It was a transparent attempt to pander to Democratic voters who want stricter gun control legislation.

She’s basing her attack on some votes he’s taken while U.S. senator. Never mind that Clinton failed to provide needed security to the U.S. diplomatic outpost in Benghazi in 2012 resulting in the deaths of four Americans — on her watch — while secretary of state.

But glass-house pols like Clinton don’t bother taking stock of their own shortcomings, only others.

One thing is certain: When it comes to gun violence, what Clinton fails to understand — time and time again — is the notion of personal responsibility.

If a murderer or terrorist wants to kill someone, they can use a gun, knife, airplanes (think 9/11), bombs (think marathon bombings) or countless other weapons of destruction. So if our government banned one tool, criminals and terrorists would get another or just turn to the black market.

Let’s not forget Paris, with its extremely strict gun control rules. That didn’t stop ISIS terrorists from slaughtering 130 Parisians in December.

But blaming Sanders isn’t all Clinton is trying to do.

She’s also made it clear she wants to pass extreme gun control measures removing immunity for gun manufacturers, so that they could be held liable if they sell a gun legally, but someone out of their control uses it illegally.

Buyer beware. The unintended consequences could be long and deep.

Adriana Cohen

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