It is not a problem to post the gun control positions of various candidates. In fact, it is better to educate gun owners before they pull the lever. It is pretty unfortunate that gun owners do not have a more solid pro-gun choice. But - when Hillary wants to abolish the 2nd amendment - what else can the NRA do?
“the Supreme Court is wrong on the Second Amendment. And I am going to make that case every chance I get.” - Hillary Clinton
And Clinton has a long record of supporting punitive gun control, such as a 25% tax on firearms purchases:
In 1993, the Clinton-chaired President's Task Force on National Health Care Reform contemplated a sin tax on firearms to offset the cost of her husband’s universal healthcare plan. At a Senate Finance Committee hearing on the health care proposal, Clinton endorsed a 25-percent tax on firearms suggested by Sen. Bill Bradley (D-N.J.), stating, “I'm all for that.”
... and has spoken out in favor of gun confiscation:
On October 16, 2015, while speaking before an audience in Keene, N.H., Clinton was asked, “Recently, Australia managed to get away, take away, tens of thousands, millions, of handguns. And in one year, they were all gone. Can we do that, and why if we can’t, why can’t we?”
In 2000, while giving a speech at a Brady Campaign event during her first senatorial campaign, Clinton stated, “I'm the only candidate in this race who supports federal legislation to license handgun owners and register handguns.” Earlier that year, Clinton described her gun control agenda at the Newspaper Association of America's Annual Convention. This included licensing of all handgun owners, a national registry of all handguns sales or transfers, a national ballistics fingerprinting database, a ban on affordable handguns, handgun rationing, and granting the Consumer Product Safety Commission the power to regulate firearms.
Sadly, Clinton would like to allow baseless lawsuits against firearms manufacturers. It is so bad that even Bernie Sanders recognized it would end firearms manufacturing in the U.S.:
In 2004, Clinton took to the Senate floor to oppose the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act, which protects firearm manufacturers and dealers from liability arising from the unlawful actions of a third party. On March 6, after having been repeatedly attacked by Clinton for not opposing the PLCAA, Clinton’s opponent for the Democratic presidential nomination, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), said of her position, “what you're really talking about is people saying let’s end gun manufacturing in America. That’s the implications of that. And I don't agree with that.”
So yeah, it is not too surprising that the NRA has endorsed Trump. Ideal? Hardly. A better position on firearms ownership and the right to self defense than Hillary? It would be difficult to imagine a worse position on firearms ownership than Clinton's.
Sadly, a large number of gun owners will stick their heads in the sand and rationalize that Hillary "isn't that bad" on gun control, and vote away their 2nd amendment rights, in complete denial of her long public record of supporting draconian gun control.
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