Saturday, October 22, 2016

Clinton, The Debate and Gun Control

The Cato Institute looks at Hillary Clinton's remarks about gun control during that last presidential debate. I have to shamefully admit I watched the first twenty minutes or so of that debate, if only because there wasn't anything else I wanted to watch on- most news shows having been pre- empted for the debates.

I naturally felt Hillary was full of crap with her trying to come off as being pro- gun rights. I didn't think Trump came off as much better. He seemed unfamiliar with the issue and to be just making his arguments up on the fly, as he often seems to. Had he used some of the points in the Cato commentary, he might not have looked so foolish to me:

" So what does Secretary Clinton mean when she says that Heller was wrongly decided? Both dissents in Heller would have upheld a law that effectively banned handguns. Both dissents would have upheld a law that rejects the ability to defend yourself from criminals in your own home as a fundamental right. Or would Secretary Clinton reject both dissents in favor of some fourth view of the case?
Her position is vague and ambiguous. To say that you accept an individual right to bear arms but also believe that the government can ban individuals from owning handguns or operable long guns in the home raises the question of exactly what this individual right does protect."


At 10:28 AM, Blogger Henchman Of Justice said...

Any voter who votes for Clinton or Trump in not a friend of HOJ.......friends do not fuck over people....

At 6:48 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Both Trump & Hillary think rights are "privilege s".
Johnson is confused. Thinks it's worth discussing.
Stein's still playing with her wi-fi.
Not a one of them knows what unalienable rights means.
If you have to ask permission, it's not a right, it's a privilege

At 8:35 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Amurica loves it's guns. Stop crapping your pants in fear of losing them. The "religious" extremists that are rampant in this country will never let the death machines be banned. Jesus was pro death and pro violence and they worship him and his message, right? Haha. Guns will never be banned here

At 10:49 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Interesting twist of history there 8:35.
I'm not a scholar, but I heard Jesus was all about life, healing, forgiveness, love, ... so we don't need man to make laws every time we turn around. God's laws are summed up in the 10 commandments. Man's laws are summed up in the 600,000 volumes of books.
He was for preservation of self & others, when necessary.
Swords don't kill, guns don't kill, bad intentions kill.


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