American Hunter - November 2016 - 19


By Chris W. Cox
NRA-ILA
Executive Director

THE THREAT
TO GUN RIGHTS AND
OUR WAY OF LIFE

A

t the Democratic presidential debate on Oct. 13, 2015, Hillary Clinton and
her rival candidates were asked, "Which enemy are you most proud of?" In
response, Clinton named the NRA.
The answer was as revealing as it was revolting. Here was a person seeking to lead
all Americans as their president, declaring that 5 million of her fellow citizens are
"enemies"-merely because they believe in their right to self-defense, a natural right
that is guaranteed by the Constitution.
Hillary's language and conduct were characteristic of a woman who has spent the
past quarter of a century attacking the rights of law-abiding gun owners. She has a
lengthy track record of pushing nearly every imaginable gun control scheme. And she
has made it clear that she plans to target gun owners on her "very first day" in office.
Such an unparalleled threat to freedom requires an unprecedented effort from
gun rights supporters.
This election, simply voting on Nov. 8 is not enough. NRA members must work to
alert their friends, family, neighbors, co-workers and others who are receptive to our
message of freedom to the danger that Clinton poses. Moreover, gun rights advocates have a duty to reach out to those who might still have hard feelings about a
contentious primary process, or who are reluctant to support a major party candidate
after what has been at times a turbulent election season. NRA members must do all
we can to convey to our communities the stark consequences of a Clinton presidency.

Photo by AP Images/Jeff Roberson

The Supreme Court

Clinton has the potential to inflict irreparable harm to our rights through her
nominees for the U.S. Supreme Court.
In the landmark 2008 case District of Columbia v. Heller, the court determined that
the Second Amendment protects an individual right to keep and bear arms, and it
held that the federal government cannot prohibit handgun possession in the home
for self-defense. Subsequently, in the 2010 case McDonald v. City of Chicago, the court
reaffirmed that the Second Amendment protects an individual right and made clear
that its protections bind the actions of state and local governments.
Clinton and her surrogates have repeatedly made clear that she does not agree
with the court's rulings in Heller and McDonald.
In September 2015, Clinton expressed her hostility to those decisions at a Manhattan
fundraiser. An audio recording of Clinton's remarks captured her stating, "The Supreme
Court is wrong on the Second Amendment. And I am going to make that case every
chance I get."
Clinton has made good on that pledge. In May, New York magazine reported that
during a private discussion at a Connecticut campaign event, Clinton called the Heller
ruling "a terrible decision."
When given an opportunity to clarify her attacks on the court's rulings,
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