There is an old adage that you know a politician is lying because their lips are moving. For most, when it comes to Hillary Clinton and guns, that is more than enough. Then, of course, there is Hillary’s anti Second Amendment record.
Well, after all she is from New York, which makes the next bit of news even less surprising—Hillary is the first recipient. The real knee-slapper is the name of the award—”The Mario Cuomo Visionary Award.” Perhaps they view attempting to strip us of our Second Amendment rights to be visionary.
The message was the usual rhetoric, “the whole world wants more gun regulation and the only thing standing in the way is the NRA and a few negligent politicians controlled by the NRA.” Hillary was hoisted on the virtual shoulders of the gun control crowd and praised for her “courage” in attacking the fundamental rights of Americans. Cuomo said, “The gun issue is the best proxy of our time to judge the essence of an elected official.” He went on to say, “and Hillary Clinton has shown again and again—and I’ve worked with her for over 20 years—all her life, whether it be the radical right, or the forces against a woman’s right to choose, or big oil and gas, or the NRA, or the gun companies, Hillary Clinton will stand strong by her word her convictions and her principles.” The award, and in fact the whole faux praise was little more than pandering to the gun control base. Stripping citizens of their Constitutional rights does not make you brave, strong, and it is not the resume item of someone who needs to be leading our country. As the NRA opined, “It is a blind adherence to a gun control ideology.” Hillary, like other politicians who espouse the radical rhetoric of gun control, relies on misrepresentations, cherry-picked facts to skew the reality, and blinders to facts and figures that do not support their points of view (The NRA pointed out that “for instance, Clinton called “gun violence” a “national emergency” when in reality violent crime is at a near all–time low”), mental health is an inconvenient truth and terrorists wearing suicide vests with AK-47s are not members of radical Islam, but rather another tragedy to be exploited for political purposes. Hillary, like so many other anti-gun activists, seeks to capitalize on any tragedy by stating it as a reason to pass more gun laws— even tragedies that involve explosives and illegal arms in France.
The night was everything you would imagine—a bunch of like-minded gun grabbers telling each other how smart they are while drinking the Kool-Aid. It was also a night you and I should take notice of. The 2016 elections are around the corner and it is our Second Amendment rights they are looking to take.