Clinton on Gun Control: ‘It’s Time to Pick a Side’

In a recent ad, titled, “I’m With Him,” Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton wholeheartedly backed President Obama’s recent executive orders to reduce gun violence chill the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding gun owners.

“An average of 90 people are killed in this country every single day. It has to stop,” said Clinton in the ad, which appeared during the president’s State of the Union address.

“It’s time to pick a side,” she continued. “Either we stand with the gun lobby or we join the President and stand up to them. I’m with him.”

The ad is a tacit potshot at Bernie Sanders, who is closing in on Clinton’s lead in the Iowa polls. Sanders, in the past, voted in favor of a sensible bill — The Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act — that shields gun manufacturers and dealers from lawsuits when criminals use their products.

Both Clinton and Obama want to remove that measure to open up the gun industry to all sorts of frivolous lawsuits.

Sanders initially defended his vote by drawing an analogy to a hammer company, arguing that we don’t allow lawsuits against a hammer maker if someone uses it as a weapon. But it didn’t take too long for Bernie to soften his tune, particularly because Hillary has been hammering him on the issue.

“Look, I’ve cast over 10,000 votes in my life, and many pieces of legislation are complicated. They have good stuff in it. They have bad stuff in it,” Sanders told ABC “This Week.”

“I am absolutely willing to take another look at that legislation and get rid of the onerous provisions,” he continued. “When gun manufacturers, for example, are selling guns into an area and know that those guns are getting into the hands of criminals, absolutely, those gun manufacturers should be held accountable.”

However, Clinton continues to say that his explanation doesn’t go far enough. That Bernie is soft on gun control.

“I think he has been consistently refusing to say that he would vote to repeal this absolute immunity from any kind of responsibility or liability,” Clinton said on CBS’s “Face the Nation.”

Ugh. It’s crazy to think that just eight years ago gun control was viewed as political suicide — even for Barack and Hillary. Now, Democrats are fighting to prove who the biggest anti-gunner is.

About the author: S.H. Blannelberry is the News Editor of GunsAmerica.

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  • ejharb January 27, 2016, 4:27 pm

    Molon labe! That’s my side

  • Andrew N. January 25, 2016, 2:01 am

    Most hospitals keep a picture of Hillary around for the men who come in with an erection lasting more than four hours. They show them her picture, and TAH-DAH, instant relief. The erection shrivels and the testicles retract into the abdomen.

  • Andrew N. January 25, 2016, 1:57 am

    This is easy. Hillary, it doesn’t even have to be about guns. I don’t care what the subject is, when it comes to you and your ideals, I am ALWAYS going to be on the “other side”. You are a proven liar and all-around piece of shit. Anyone who stands with you is either a idiot or partner in crime. You should be in jail, and your followers should require treatment in a mental health facility.

  • Michael Fulton January 18, 2016, 11:43 pm

    I totally agree with Hillary, it is time to pick s side. You can choose to side with the lovers of the US Constitution, the citizens that love America, or you can choose to side with the haters of America, the Constitution, and Christian values. Hillary chooses the side of the haters of all things honest and decent. As for me, I listen to the Lord and will never follow the likes of Hillary or Obama or Sanders. Hillary for Prison 2016!

  • Joe McHugh January 17, 2016, 9:06 pm

    The Hildabeast is trying another con job. Forget her stated purpose of “fighting crime”. All liberal Democrats use that bogus reasoning to promote gun control.

    The real reason that she wants to make private gun ownership all but impossible, is that she wants to disarm the American people. And that’s the very reason that the Founding Fathers inscribed the Second Amendment into the Bill of Rights in the first place. They wanted to give the people a way to maintain their independence from those that would abuse their inherent rights.

    The entire Constitution, including the Bill of Rights, rests on the people’s right to keep and bear arms, that are at least as formidable as those being carried by obama’s jack-booted thugs. Even the N.F.A. law of 1934, recognizes the right of an American citizen to own a fully automatic machine gun. That law only requires one to register the ferocious weapon with the Federal Government.

    Here’s the thing. If the government becomes tyrannical, the people would need a credible way to resist the tyranny. Crazy talk? Look at the behavior of obama in regard to his scorn for the Constitution. How does the Obama Care law give the government the right to force a citizen to purchase a commercial product, such as health care insurance? What’s to stop the government from requiring one to buy broccoli instead of Twinkies because it’s healthier?

    Why stop there? Go to bed at a certain time, wake up at a certain time, work for the same minimum wage, there would be no limit to the rules and regulations of an obama/Hildabeast socialist government.

    Oh, by the way, I don’t own a gun. You believe me don’t you? Well believe this, the government has no clue about what firearms that I may, or may not have. The most sensitive metal detector would only verify my claim that I do not own guns.
    Gun registration to enable the government to fight crime? That’s a good one!

  • oldfuzz695 January 16, 2016, 8:50 pm

    The parents and other relatives of those killed in Benghazi proved that Hildabeast is not a liar. She is a DAMNED LIAR!

  • rick January 16, 2016, 7:55 am

    “Hold gun manufacturers responsible???” Besides being an idiotic notion, this woman has a lot of gall to speak about holding others responsible.

    • Steve January 17, 2016, 2:41 pm

      more than that die from auto accidents every year! you gonna out law them too? by the way shouldn’t she be in jail for breaking the law once again? maybe she should be held accountable?

  • John January 15, 2016, 10:38 pm

    Mass shooters love to use hi-capacity weapons? So do people that want to defend themselves FROM the mass shooters…unfortunately ANY law banning “quick-firing high capacity guns” will only be obeyed by citizens, NOT the criminals, and the citizens that have had enough of meddling with their rights.
    But there HAVE been times people needed a top notch weapon……a little history for the younger kids…
    1965 Watts Riots
    1992 LA Riots
    (There are a lot more examples, but I’ll be brief)
    Or more recently during Hurricane Katrina, again with people looting & killing (including police!)
    And I am sure we have all heard of other riots & demonstrations where there was looting & killing.

  • RAPTOR555 January 15, 2016, 2:54 pm

    It obvious that the only side she’s qualified to pick is her backside. If stupidity was a religion she’d be Mother Superior.

    • ChuckGee January 15, 2016, 9:29 pm

      Very well said. Bravo!!!

  • Nate January 15, 2016, 2:54 pm

    Man drives a BMW into a crowd and kills fifteen. BMW should be sued for millions, nay billions of dollars. Sounds legit to me. Bankrupt a company because they had infinite control over the end user

    • gunflint January 15, 2016, 7:32 pm

      Well, it makes sense to millions of DemoRats

  • Victor January 15, 2016, 2:31 pm

    No, we do not need to pick a side and No, it’s not the manufacturer’s fault stupid people (criminals) kill others. This is purely political and socialistic. We have the Right to Bear Arms because of people like you the founders warned about. You are a Domestic terrorist, Don’t Tread on me!

    • Steve January 17, 2016, 2:45 pm

      amen brother!

    • James January 25, 2016, 4:44 am

      You can’t hold gun manufacturers responsible just because some nut shots someone with one of their pistols/rifles, it’s not their fault. Hildabeast has secret service that carry guns, why don’t we pass a law that the secret service stop carrying guns and carry a sign that says we are protecting the president and all the Reps/Dems running for president. But why is Hildabeast gripping, she should already be in jail. This country is going downhill at an alarming rate. If you vote for a Dem you don’t have a right to say anything when they bend you over a table. Dems are like poison for America. Think about it hard before you vote.

  • Leonard Feinman January 15, 2016, 2:28 pm

    The Gun Lobby? What is that? Does that mean people who exercize their constitutional rights? Why should we be against that?
    Gun Violence is a distracting excuse for a problem facing this country. But, it is not the fair thing to point at the gun used, instead of the user. Most of those killing Killary refers to are done by teens, who have no reason to possess a gun in the first place. Most of the killing is random, in poor neighborhoods, plagued with gangs.
    It appears to me that family values are overlooked in this war on violence. This spate of violence is a new thing, unknown before our president came to office. Sure, it happens. So does random bombing, but it was not every day. Some families lose track of their “kids.” What are they doing? Hanging out. Why aren’t those parents holding their own kids accountable. I don’t want to hear “Black Lives Matter” directed at me. I would not take a black life any faster than a white one if that problem should arise.
    The liberal left accuses “old white men” for their ills. I suggest they take care of their own. The State can’t raise your child. If you did a poor job, don’t tell me “he was a good boy” because if he robbed a store, he was a thug, and his parents should have known.

  • Rob January 15, 2016, 2:04 pm

    In the United States, the odds of being killed by conventional medicine are almost 20 times (2,000%) greater than being killed in an automobile accident (23) and almost 30 times (3,000%) greater than being killed by a gun.(24) The conclusion is that the American medical system is the leading cause of death and injury in the United States.(25) So you have an almost 30 times higher chance of being killed by your doctor or by legal (approved by our government…) prescription drugs from big pharma than you have by being killed by a mass shooter or even by any gun at all. Do your own research and you will find out that this is true. Why don’t these self serving clowns do anything about THAT!? It is because they are taking bribes from big pharma…

  • CaptainBob January 15, 2016, 2:01 pm

    Where’s (another) Charleton Heston when you need him? He was to the NRA what Ronald Reagan was to our country. He mobilized and spoke what needed to be said. Even Wayne LaPierre is too-wishy-washy, We need a LEADER. Someone who would organize people to stop the in-fighting and win this next election! We need ANYBODY but a Dumbocrat and somebody like Trump just might get us back on track. Then, in the election in 2020 we might get a true Conservative Patriot in the White House and “fundamentally change” nour country BACK to greatness with Liberty and Freedom again.

  • NavyVet66 January 15, 2016, 1:48 pm

    King George thought he would run rough shod over us a long time ago! I guess this stupid bitch will have to be taught the
    same lesson. There are a lot of patriots who will defend this country to the final man! Live Free Or Die!!!!

    • ChuckGee January 15, 2016, 9:31 pm

      It’s not King George anymore …. It’s your government …… and THAT is the reason for the Second Amendment !!!!

  • TommyT January 15, 2016, 12:32 pm

    No, it’s actually not the time to “pick a side.” I swore an oath, long ago, that included my word that I would “support and defend the Constitution of the United States of America against all enemies, foreign and DOMESTIC.” I’ve never wavered.

    • Steve January 17, 2016, 2:49 pm

      semper fi!

  • Rick January 15, 2016, 12:25 pm

    I hope Americans know that translates into a choice between Tyranny, Lies and Dictatorship of Hillary’s campaign and reason, logic, the inalienable right to protect ourselves as a free people deserve and the millions who fought and sacrificed to preserve our rights. Americans must unite to stop the medias misinformation to minimalize the attempt by the president and Hillary to deprive us of our rights. Make no mistake Obama and Hillary are attacking our God given rights with misinformation and outright lies. The choice is becoming LIBERTY OR DEATH. HILLARY OFFERS DEATH.

  • Ed January 15, 2016, 11:26 am



  • Donnie Wilson January 15, 2016, 10:53 am

    Who the hell is this bitch thinking she can destroy our (my) constitutional rights? What give this Brain dead ignorant psyco any authority to take guns away from honest law abiding citizens? The treasonous criminal needs to be put to death and take her boss with her !! I’m so sick of these left wing radicals causing trouble for the rest of the world !! She and her terrorist boss can smuggle firearms in for terrorist fighters and Drug Cartel groups but American citizens can’t have a firearm to defend themselves and their loved ones. Errrr !!

  • Jayson January 15, 2016, 9:53 am

    Okay, I pick the side with all the guns. Come and take it.

    • TDM January 15, 2016, 10:11 am

      I’m with you, “come and get them”, as Charleton Heston said, long standing member and defender of our gun rights and the 2nd line in our, as “we the people” and the NRA, “you can pry them from my cold dead fingers”

  • JLJ January 15, 2016, 9:42 am

    We picked sides in 1776…

    • Archangel January 15, 2016, 11:11 pm

      And we will be picking them again.
      Come and get them!
      That reminds me, I need to order more ammo and magazines, not that I can even carry all that I have now.

  • Jay January 15, 2016, 9:06 am

    The saddest fact of the clinton is this! It speaks volumes on the total degradation that has set in on America and Americans who would even allow someone with her character, lies, cover ups and general hate for Americas laws, constitution and general rights of others to even run for the office of president!

  • Bite-Me January 15, 2016, 8:50 am

    We need Hilary Clinton removed from her current political position, I am tired of her lies!!!!

  • Rip January 15, 2016, 8:40 am

    Look at that mug. Any one that needs to approve their own message can suck it Its Trump for me

  • Bernie Lounds January 15, 2016, 7:34 am

    I think the lying bitch should have to give up her guards and security people if we the people have to give up ours.
    Also this business of keeping guns locked up until you need them should be for all guards and security people.Even at the White House .They should have to keep all guns locked so visitors or school kids visiting there can’t get them.No more guards with guns to protect Obama.

    • Steve January 17, 2016, 3:01 pm

      yes, they are all a bunch of hipocrites.

  • Chief January 15, 2016, 6:13 am

    Folks this is where were at and if you happen to be a democrat gun owner I urge you to consider the peril we face .The democrats have become the party of destruction to our rights of protection and if that falls the whole Constitution falls . Please remember if this 2A hater is elected she will likely appoint 2 supreme court justices .perhaps replacing pro Constitution such as Thomas and Scalia with far left liberals and we will be done as will our Country . ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

  • Geno January 15, 2016, 3:31 am

    I stand with Taxx73!!!

  • taxx73 January 14, 2016, 2:24 pm

    I choose to stand on the side of the constitution and freedom. Hillary can go to hell for all I care. I will not follow any person that basically wants to spout the same horse crap that Adolf Hitler was saying in his speeches around world war 2. Please I beg the American people DO NOT vote for this lying piece of dung. If she wants my gun let her come try to take it. I’ll take as many as I can with me but they will have to take it out of my “cold dead hands”! LEAVE OUR RIGHTS ALONE!!!!!!

    • Roger January 15, 2016, 7:41 am

      What you should be saying is, let them come and TRY to take your guns. Let them be the ones who have the cold dead hands. And yes, we need to tell politicians and lawyers (same thing) to stop pushing for idiotic laws and stop calling them “common sense” approaches. It’s not common sense at all.

      • JoeUSooner January 15, 2016, 4:26 pm

        “Common sense” is remarkably uncommon!
        Any politician who spouts the words, “common sense” instantly proves (absolutely) that they are lying.

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