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OFFICIAL JOURNAL standing guard By Wayne LaPierre, Executive Vice President Hillary: Contempt for the Truth and American Freedom T here is no greater danger to American liberty and to the security of our nation than a Hillary Clinton administration. To see the future if Hillary were to take the White House, look no further than her record-her long history of abuse of power, deception and corruption. On Second Amendment-protected liberty, not even President Barack Obama can top her lifelong, anti-freedom record. As President Bill Clinton's first lady, she was instrumental in his unrelenting gunban policy and is credited by the media as being the inside force behind his hostility toward peaceable gun owners. As a U.S. senator, Hillary was deeply allied with her fellow New Yorker, Chuck Schumer, and demanded national gun fundamental individual right guaranteed to every American to protect themselves and their families and their communities. But Hillary's danger to America goes beyond the threat she poses to the Second Amendment. Just look at Hillary's scandal-ridden tenure as the U.S. secretary of state, a tenure defined by a pattern of mocking the rule of law, an approach that goes to the heart of destroying our national security. As we are seeing-with new revelations unearthed nearly every day-the hallmark of her tenure as secretary of state was one of lawlessness, corruption and lies. Were she to assume the highest office in the land, that abuse of power would sonal email system sending classified texts to individuals who possessed no security clearance. Think about the vulnerability to hackers. Think about illegal handling of classified documents that were declared by the courts as too sensitive ever to see the light of public day. In all of this, after months of investigations by hundreds of FBI agents, what many experts saw as clearly criminal acts didn't rise to the level of prosecution. All of this prompted U.S. Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, to conclude: "It seems that there are two standards. ... It seems to a lot of us that the Average Joe, the average If she could, Hillary Clinton would ban every gun, destroy every magazine and run our entire law-abiding firearms industry into the ground. But her danger to America goes beyond the threat she poses to the Second Amendment. owner licensing and firearms registration as a "good first step." In her campaign for the presidency now, she embraces what would be her last step, her ultimate goal-a confiscatory firearms destruction program modeled on Australia's plan, where a million firearms were taken from licensed owners and destroyed. Translated into comparable U.S. confiscations, Hillary would take and destroy 40 million firearms owned by law-abiding Americans. If she could, Hillary would ban every gun, destroy every magazine and run our entire law-abiding firearms industry into the ground. In all of this, Hillary's attacks are designed to erase our fundamental right to survive and protect ourselves. She has said the U.S. Supreme Court was wrong in recognizing the Second Amendment as a spread to every level of government agencies weaponized to attack groups like the NRA that Hillary has declared as the "enemy." And were she to pack the federal courts, abuses would be rubberstamped as the law of the land. There has never been a sense of public service in Hillary's behavior. There is only personal greed, a lust for power and a shocking arrogance. It's how she's able to look Americans in the eye, with a straight face, and deliberately lie about her attempts to hide her official email. Think about the destroyed official government records, her personal server tucked away in a closet in her home, intended to hide official communication from any public view. Think about the serial breaches of national security laws where Hillary used an unsecured, unencrypted per- American, if they had done what you laid out in your (FBI's) statement, that they'd be in handcuffs."    That rebuke brought into sharp focus the nation's cultural divide between Washington elites and average citizens-who gets protected and who goes to prison-in a deceit that defines these national elections. This is the same Justice Department that oversaw the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives' (ATF) "Fast and Furious" scheme by which firearms were feloniously purchased from licensed dealers under the watchful eyes and approval of federal agents, and illegally smuggled into Mexico. That smuggling operation resulted in the murders of countless Mexican nationals and was discovered only after the murder of a U.S. Border Patrol agent on our soil. Like us on Facebook at the National Rifle Association. View this column online at nrapublications.org. 12 OCTOBER 2016 AMERICAN RIFLEMAN http://www.nrapublications.org

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