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2016 Election Gun Rights

Hillary Claimed D.C. Gun Control Laws Were About ‘Protecting Toddlers’ [VIDEO]

Written by Philip Hodges

When she was talking about abortion – even partial-birth abortion – she referred to it as a woman’s right. It was disappointing that Trump didn’t bring up the fact that no one’s sticking up for the child who’s life is being torn to pieces.

But as soon as the subject turned to gun control, all of a sudden, Hillary invokes children, namely toddlers. She said that the D.C. v. Heller court case overturned a D.C. gun ordinance that was merely trying to “protect toddlers” from gun violence. Here’s what she said:

“I want people who shouldn’t have guns not to be able to threaten you, kill you or members of your family. When I think about what we need to do, we have 33,000 people a year who die from guns. I think we need comprehensive background checks, we need to close the online loophole, close the gun show loophole.

“There are other matters that I think are sensible that are the kind of reforms that would make a difference that are not in any way conflicting with the Second Amendment. You mentioned the [District of Columbia V.] Heller decision, and what I was saying that you referenced, Chris, was that I disagreed with the way the court applied the Second Amendment in that case.

“What the District of Columbia was trying to do was protect toddlers from guns. They wanted people with guns to safely store them, and the court didn’t accept that reasonable regulation, but they’ve accepted many other, and I see no conflict between saving people’s lives and defending the Second Amendment.”

The Heller decision overturned a gun ban enacted in the 70’s that outlawed everything except rifles and shotguns kept in a person’s home with ridiculous restrictions on how they’re stored – an ordinance that Hillary supported. The decision affirmed the individual’s right to keep and bear arms. No wonder she doesn’t like the court decision. And she claims to support the Second Amendment? Uh-huh.

Around the time the D.C. ordinance was enacted, a city council chairman referenced crimes in the District:  “Handgun crimes were just getting out of sight,” said Sterling Tucker. “We had to isolate and contain the problem. We thought a handgun law would do that.”

The issue of protecting toddlers didn’t appear in their narrative until a court decision threatened to take the gun ban away in 2007. Then, city leaders warned in their petition that by overturning the ban, children were going to die as a result. But even then, protecting toddlers was only one of their many concerns.

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