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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.

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