We all knew it was coming -Hillary has become pro-gun!!


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Mr White
April 12, 2008, 07:22 PM
This would have been better suited for April 1st. It would have made a great joke.

Link (http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2008/04/12/clinton-touts-her-experience-with-guns)

Clinton touts her experience with guns
Posted: 07:00 PM ET

VALPARAISO, Indiana (CNN) — Hillary Clinton appealed to Second Amendment supporters on Saturday by hinting that she has some experience of her own pulling triggers.

“I disagree with Sen. Obama’s assertion that people in our country cling to guns and have certain attitudes about trade and immigration simply out of frustration,” she began, referring to the Obama comments on small-town Americans that set off a political tumult on Friday.

She then introduced a fond memory from her youth.

“You know, my dad took me out behind the cottage that my grandfather built on a little lake called Lake Winola outside of Scranton and taught be how to shoot when I was a little girl,” she said.

“You know, some people now continue to teach their children and their grandchildren. It’s part of culture. It’s part of a way of life. People enjoy hunting and shooting because it’s an important part of who they are. Not because they are bitter.”


Minutes later, in a slightly awkward moment, Clinton faced a question from a woman in the audience whose son had paralyzed by a gunshot. The woman asked what Clinton would do about gun control as president.

Clinton touted her husband's record on crime as president, and said "there is not a contradiction between protecting Second Amendment rights" and the effort to reduce crime.

Noting that many hunters and gun collectors want to keep weapons out of the hands of criminals, Clinton referred to her positive childhood experiences with firearms.

"As I told you, my dad taught me how to shoot behind our cottage,” she said. “I have gone hunting. I am not a hunter. But I have gone hunting."

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steveno
April 12, 2008, 07:24 PM
they will say anything.

PotatoJudge
April 12, 2008, 07:30 PM
Hmmm, suspicious timing what with the campaign and all. At least she finally came around... :rolleyes:

Moonclip
April 12, 2008, 07:32 PM
Maybe she will soon tell tales of crawling around on her belly with a double barrel hunting deer like Kerry did:)

guntotinguy
April 12, 2008, 07:35 PM
Maybe someone should've asked her about 'hunting with AK's'...and her stand on it.There isnt any dog in this race I am willing to bet on...

Prince Yamato
April 12, 2008, 07:35 PM
“I have gone hunting. I am not a hunter. But I have gone hunting."

Who cares? I don't hunt and that tradition means nothing to me or my 2A rights. Tell me that your dad bought you an Assault Weapon, then you will perk my interest. She might as well have said, "I used to play soccer, let's get tough on crime!"

But for glass half full: Hey, she didn't go into gun-ban mode.

yokel
April 12, 2008, 07:35 PM
The woman is a complete and utter fraud and a brilliant liar. She is playing the ignorant American people for fools. Absolute, complete and utter fools.

p2000sk
April 12, 2008, 07:35 PM
Just a marketing trick?

.cheese.
April 12, 2008, 07:40 PM
She is playing the ignorant American people for fools.

When you say something like that, you imply that you too feel that Americans are largely ignorant.

I assume that was just a mistake?

Mr White
April 12, 2008, 07:41 PM
I'm waiting for the gratuitous hunting picture to come out this fall. She'll be hunting deer that have been specially stocked for her with little Bill and Obama masks on them.

Tim the Enchanter
April 12, 2008, 07:41 PM
Maybe the experience of landing under sniper fire changed her opinions on firearms and their defensive uses.

fast eddie
April 12, 2008, 08:02 PM
There's that hunting reference again.

Countdown to thread lock; 3-2-1...

yokel
April 12, 2008, 08:04 PM
Quote:
She is playing the ignorant American people for fools.

When you say something like that, you imply that you too feel that Americans are largely ignorant.

I assume that was just a mistake?

The People, who have a problem with memory retention, might fall for it.

It takes some skill to do something that is at once inane, ineffectual, counter-productive and insulting to the intelligence.

ndolson
April 12, 2008, 08:04 PM
BHO at least makes no secret of his gun grabbing desires "to ban all semi automatic weapons" and that "only criminals and thugs have semi automatic weapons". Well I'm neither, and I have them.

The Unknown User
April 12, 2008, 08:11 PM
Clinton touted her husband's record on crime as president, and said "there is not a contradiction between protecting Second Amendment rights" and the effort to reduce crime.
Wait, what does this mean? I don't get what she means by "not a contradiction."

bannockburn
April 12, 2008, 08:14 PM
Hillary as your Pro-gun, Pro 2A rights candidate.

Wait a minute, I think I hear a flock of pigs flying overhead.

burk
April 12, 2008, 08:20 PM
I do have a suspicion that Hillary (among the fascist socialist candidates:D) is probably the most pragmatic. Bill still blames liberal gun policies for costing the Dems congress in 94. While I fear their underlings (like Cuomo at HEW trying to sue gun commerce out of business), I doubt that Hillary would try to accomplish anything major legislatively against firearms besides renewing the worthless AWB. Power is more important to the Clintons then ANY policy. Obama's recent comments give me reason to pause, though. I get the feeling this guy has never had a friend in a red state or from a rural area in his life, and is about as sheltered and elitist as candidate can get. He really believes his rhetoric, and he also really believes that people like Jeremiah Wright aren't that far from the center of American Politics.:uhoh:

Tom Connors
April 12, 2008, 08:30 PM
I knew it was only a matter of time before she sidled up with the country folk and the hunting heritage in Pennsylvania.

I bet someone is checking the town records in Lake Winola area to see if her grandfather actually had a cottage on the lake.

This lady has sold her soul to the devil.

usmarine0352_2005
April 12, 2008, 08:30 PM
And so it begins...........................

Rachen
April 12, 2008, 08:33 PM
And tomorrow, the Sun is going to rise in the West.

JWarren
April 12, 2008, 08:34 PM
Four words...

Clinton Assault Weapons Ban.


I actually think Hillary would be more workable than Obama on the issue-- since I get the impression that she'd work with ANYONE who got her in office.

But don't tell me that she is Pro-gun. If she was, the '94 Ban would not have been signed.

You'll never convince me that Bill was running this country in that administration.


-- John

Ash
April 12, 2008, 08:36 PM
Yeah, if she wants to run on her record in the oval office, we do very clearly have evidence of said record - which occurred BEFORE she got reduced in position from co-president.

Ash

Justin
April 12, 2008, 08:46 PM
Plainly Hillary really is fearing the Obama machine when she's desperately trying to court the gun vote.

Regardless, this is a political thread, and before it devolves into the same tired clichés and overheated rhetoric such threads are known for, I'm just going to close it.

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