Clinton on Domestic Terrorism: ‘Guns Will Not Make Americans Safer’

(Editor’s note: This article was a submission from freelance writer Mike Doran)

Hillary Clinton implied that you are “wrong” to want to arm yourself after the terrorist attacks in San Bernadino, California.

The Democratic frontrunner answered a question at the last Democratic debate on the issue of gun control and the growing public opposition to passing more laws that restrict the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding gun owners.

“In the wake of the San Bernardino attack, you all emphasized gun control. But our latest poll shows that more Americans believe arming people, not stricter gun laws, is the best defense against terrorism. Are they wrong?” ABC moderator Martha Raddatz asked.

Clinton tried to dodge the question by talking about fighting terrorism overseas with “coalitions,” but to the credit of Raddatz, she prompted Clinton to answer the question directly.

“Guns in and of themselves, in my opinion, will not make Americans safer. We lose 33,000 people a year already to gun violence. Arming more people, to do what, is not the appropriate response to terrorism,” said Clinton.

The former Secretary of State continued by saying the best way to fight domestic terrorism is to create “much deeper, closer relations” and “coalitions in our country.”

“The first line of defense against radicalization is in the Muslim American community, people who we should be welcoming and working with,” Clinton said.

Clinton’s answer demonstrates either a deliberate mischaracterization or a deep misunderstanding of what armed America is. You see, there already is a coalition in our country dedicated to protecting American families, and it is made up of responsible fathers and mothers, sons and daughters who carry firearms for personal protection. They have become the last line of defense against radical Islam and those wishing to do our country harm.

And, as I’ve already pointed out, firearm homicides only account for 11,208 of the 33,636 total firearm deaths.  The other two-thirds of gun deaths are suicides!  The inference that we are losing 33,000 people a year to gun violence may be technically accurate — as suicide is a form of violence, that is self-directed violence — it is nonetheless misleading.  33,000 people each year aren’t being shot to death in the streets, as Joe Public might think after hearing Clinton’s response.

Semantics aside, the larger truth is plain for all to: Clinton does not believe in an armed America.  She believes that the government will keep us safe.  And anyone who has watched the news lately ought to know what a complete joke that is.

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

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  • ArturS October 5, 2018, 9:10 am

    The first thing that Communists can seize is Hawaii, because people have no weapons there. Say this is nonsense? Say it to Cubans, Ukrainians and Caucasian Georgians …

  • Roger December 8, 2017, 11:09 pm


  • Joel F May 12, 2017, 9:02 am

    Killary wake up How many times has law abiding citizen with the use of a legally concealed carry GUN saved lives . Maybe you won’t be so lucky.

  • ejharb January 13, 2016, 9:14 am

    Get rid of the guns used in your defense!
    Show us the way to enlightenment!

  • Mr. Sparkles January 4, 2016, 8:01 pm

    Madame Secretary would do well to observe the words of Thomas Paine as they are every bit as appropriate today as they were in 1775:
    “The supposed quietude of a good man allures the ruffian; while on the other hand, arms like laws, discourage and keep the invader and the plunderer in awe, and preserve order in the world as well as property. The balance of power is the scale of peace. The same balance would be preserved were all the world destitute of arms, for all would be alike; but since some will not, others dare not lay them aside. Horrid mischief would ensue were one half the world deprived of the use of them; the weak would become a prey to the strong.”
    – Thomas Paine, writing to religious pacifists in 1775

  • SAE January 4, 2016, 9:39 am

    Well, they didn’t do much good for the Benghazi embassy security force. So, I guess if Clintoris is backing you up, she just might be right.

  • C.Smith January 4, 2016, 7:03 am

    If guns make you on safer why do the Bitche’s security carry pistols?

  • Dan January 3, 2016, 9:36 pm

    When she speaks my ears shut down and I need to use the toilet. The woman is an immoral ass just like her husband. When the Secret Service stop carrying weapons, and not just those agents that guard her but those that guard all the Washington idiots the I will talk about it.

  • law dawg January 3, 2016, 8:30 pm

    Frompy clinton go back to that hole you crawled our of with your petifile husband. Eve n if you get elected you’ll never ever be respected throughout the world. I feel really sorry for Hilary…… She living in a world of evil….. Her created world…… Can you imagine Putin taking her serious . ha ha ha ha… We’re doomed….

  • Fred Saffouri January 3, 2016, 7:43 pm

    A Democrat will not make us safer… End of story. Islamic terrorists attack us and The Democratic Party attacks Americans… #nomoredemocrats

  • Steven January 3, 2016, 7:41 pm

    Women do not belong in politics, plain and simple.

    • ejharb January 13, 2016, 9:17 am

      Margaret thatcher did great!
      So I disagree
      Commie witches don’t belong in politics.
      Fixed it for you☺

  • Onthe Wall January 3, 2016, 4:10 pm

    I tell you this clinton. When you get rid of all your guards guns. Then come and talk to me again. To keep you safe I propose you ALWAYS GO AROUND TOTALLY NAKED. Seeing you like that would turn anyone who looks at that old porker body to stone, you know like Medusa.

    • Allen June 10, 2016, 9:39 am

      OH GAWD NO~~The last thing any of us want to see is that woman nekkid…I have to go puke now.

  • rev_dave January 2, 2016, 11:04 pm

    Hillary dare not believe in armed Americans. She’s a totally socialist, lefty-leaning fascist. She wants all citizens subjected to the will of the government – and SHE wants to BE that government. So belief in an Armed America means that she would have to repudiate her entire earlier life – because there are likely many who would want to kill her if she become president and gets her socialist and fascist way. Ergo, she can only double down on her gun confiscation efforts. It’s too hard to deny everything else she’s ever done.

  • Ross January 2, 2016, 1:27 pm

    Then lead by example, no more armed security for you, simple….

  • Larry January 2, 2016, 1:22 pm

    One thing I know for sure is that Hillary, the Evil, will not make us any safer!

  • Charles Kimberl January 2, 2016, 10:39 am

    Another compelling reason to make sure that POS never gets to the White House.

  • Chick January 2, 2016, 2:55 am

    The truth is not on Hilliary’s lips, and if she makes it to the Whitehouse, this country takes the next step to self destruction. She will not get my vote, and should be behind bars right now, instead of at the podium running for the nomination of president.

  • mike January 1, 2016, 10:22 pm

    And neither will this ugly *&#@*

  • norm January 1, 2016, 8:31 pm

    The more I read about liberal politics and anti-gun rhetoric, the more disgusted I become. Obama, Hillary and their minions are fomenting the 2nd American Revolution, and it won’t be pretty, IMHO

  • Mark January 1, 2016, 7:31 pm

    I am with you but to beat them we need to use the energy of our anger to outwit them and teach, teach, teach non-revisionist history, to everyone we can. Marx said that “lies told often enough become reality.” Progressives live by emotion not reality. We will lose if we do the same. Aldous Huxley said, “Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.” Schools have been so dumbed down due to government influence over the last 40 years that kids have gotten PC propaganda and have not been taught how to think critically, focus or learn self-responsibility. We are the ones who have to teach but we need verifiable data to become/remain credible and to be able to reveal the deceit of the progressive Marxist thinking-wing. Most people don’t know that both Obama and Clinton are disciples of the late Marxist Saul Alinsky. Read Alinsky’s book or PDF’s online on his 12 steps for destabilizing a society and then show people and teach the intention of the Progressives to create the even more centralized New World Order. If they get the guns, there will be nothing to stop them. Work to present reality/facts/history in small bullet point like arguments in a calm manner so that it can be received because the attention span of much of the populace, is short. Keep calm and carry on. It’s difficult as my anger is often triggered too. If we walk around with rage rather than our intelligence, we will be discounted.

  • law dawg January 1, 2016, 6:50 pm

    The sad truth folks is frompy clinton with her glowing orange pants suits and gut busting blouses is what our next president will be wearing and following her will be her female partner. Obama has started the wrecking ball. Frompy clinton will finish knocking down the wall. There’s too many liberal, socialistic idiots in this country. The schools teach nothing but untruths by liberals who push their crap on our children. I could go on and on, but everyone of you who have commented on this blog realize we are in the canoe with out the oars. The Washington elite think that all gun owners are toothless people who live in the mountains and walk around bare foot with no education. Well its about time the law abiding citizens stop talking and complaining about it and do. Something. About it. Start with putting pressure on congress, the Senate, and local government officials to let them know we the people put them there. Support your policemen, deputy sheriffs, and law abiding citizens involved in trying to keep peace. If you don’t think so, there’s an tremendous amount of law enforcement personnel that support the 2 nd amendment and the right for law abiding citizens to keep that right. The NRA I feel isn’t being very vocal or proactive about the situation. I could be wrong…..a very strong message has to go out to the government from the citizens and if a line is drawn we can’t be obama s and be gutless and put our heads in the sand and hope it goes away.. The crap taking place in our country now is primarily do to the obamanation that has spread throughout our country…… We have to put pressure on the blood sucking money grabbing people in the congress , Senate, and local governments to support us like we supported them. They need to know their vote the wrong way will send them packing . let’s vote people into those spots who are for us not their greety pockets…. The NRA needs to step it up….they ask for our money and support all the time… Well get with it Mr. La Pierre.

  • Jamie West January 1, 2016, 6:35 pm

    “…Arming more people, to do what, is not the appropriate response to terrorism,” said Clinton.
    I totally agree. It is ABSOLUTELY NOT the appropriate response to terrorism, the APPROPRIATE response would for the constituted government to fight terrorism, both internationally and domestically, but seeing as that’s not going to happen, well, arming the citizenry comes in as a less-than-ideal second choice.

  • chief January 1, 2016, 6:29 pm

    Shes such a douchebag.

  • jim January 1, 2016, 5:46 pm

    I’m concerned or maybe i should say, I’m WORRIED ABOUT THE SO CALLED (IDIOTS) IN, IS IT CALLED washington dc

    • norm January 1, 2016, 8:33 pm

      You should be worried-lock and load, trouble is ahead, IMHO

  • Donald January 1, 2016, 5:42 pm

    “Guns in and of themselves, in my opinion, will not make Americans safer. Wrong it will make Americans dead when attacked by ISIS since they are already inside the US thanks to Obama and people like Hilary and the rest of the morons in DC.

    Why is it the news-media will not report on the 36 muslims terrorist training camps inside the US? Answer Obama doesn’t want the Americans to know that death is around the corner. He doesn’t want any muslim shot by Americans when they attack, that’s way he is dead set on passing his illegal law to disarm all Americans.

  • jim January 1, 2016, 5:42 pm


  • Papa Smurf January 1, 2016, 5:36 pm

    “Liar liar, pantsuit on fire!

  • Mike January 1, 2016, 4:48 pm

    If guns do not make Americans any safer, please show us by doing away with your and Mr Clintons Secret Service detail. Since we know you won’t do that, please quit lying to the people of this country.

  • RYPJR January 1, 2016, 4:30 pm

    Hillary Clinton, Commander in Chief. God help us if that is ever her official title.

  • Russ January 1, 2016, 3:59 pm

    Typical of this arrogant liberal pig. If that is true then have your Secret Service people give up their guns also. Typical liberal hypocrisy in action. No guns for law abiding citizens, only the people who protect me get guns. Well them and criminals in her fairy make believe world that is. Sheep are pathetic.

  • Bigmag47 January 1, 2016, 3:53 pm

    “Guns will not make Americans safer” Hmmm… Let`s see here, as compared to what? Hillary being Secretary of State. Ah ha ha ha ha. That`s FUNNY, I don`t care who you are.

  • RetNavet January 1, 2016, 3:22 pm

    I am not a deeply “religious” person, but a true believer in God and the power of prayer….every night before I sleep I hit my knees to pray that the blood clot medication prescribed to this waste of human flesh I refer to as Hillabeast, fails miserably so as to prevent her from attaining elected office and killing anymore than she already has.

    • Bigmag47 January 1, 2016, 4:02 pm

      Here is my reasoning….why in the HELL is she even being allowed to run for any office. She`s broken the law MANY times over like her BLACK counterpart, the Obamonkey. Heck, why in the world are they BOTH not in jail??? What is going on with the Repubs. in office right now? What happened to the ones we JUST elected that promised to do away with Obummer care. Why did these guys allow the 1.1 TRILLION dollar bill to pass? They could have and SHOULD have just refused the funding. We should kick every one of them out!!! This is why Trump is getting so many others vote as well as mine!

      • Chick January 2, 2016, 2:59 am

        I am as unhappy with Obama, as any one. Probably more so than most. But using racist terms out of anger, will not solve anything, nor make right of any wrongs.

      • Mark January 2, 2016, 5:08 am

        I am coming to see that there really isn’t much of a difference between Dems and Reps. Except for maybe the 2nd Amendment. The banks and corporations control it all. Hamilton’s dream. Ted Cruz calls them the Washington Cartel. Secession would work better because the no one has the courage to practice the ancient constitutional states right of nullification. The Feds couldn’t force it like Lincoln did with an invasion. States need to just act instead of asking permission which wasn’t constitutional to begin with.

  • Jim January 1, 2016, 3:21 pm

    According to FBI table 20 for 2014 there were only 11,961 total murders in the USA and territories. Of those only 8,124 were committed with firearms of any type.

  • Charlie January 1, 2016, 3:10 pm

    It is easy to be anti-gun as Clinton appears to be when you have Secret Service agents following you around to protect you. Part of her escort was in a serious accident this week following her entourage.The same can be said about President Obama and many anti-gun politicians. If you security and protection are ensured, you can be against anything you want to be.

  • Dareld Wright January 1, 2016, 2:44 pm

    If she really believes this she should give up her armed security guards and give them sling shots.

  • JR January 1, 2016, 2:29 pm

    It takes 30 to 45 minutes for the local sheriff to respond to a call in my area. Sorry Hilary I’m not about to give up what protection I have in order to fit into your political correct ass backwards

  • Tony K January 1, 2016, 2:27 pm

    “The inference that we are losing 33,000 people a year to gun violence may be technically accurate — as suicide is a form of violence, that is self-directed violence — it is nonetheless misleading.”

    I can understand how you reached the above conclusion, but I think it’s incorrect. Implied in the definition of violence is the concept of non-consensuality. For instance, I wouldn’t describe what boxers engage in as violence, unless one did something like, say, bite the ear off the other, for the other didn’t walk into the ring consenting to that kind of act.

    Knowingly engaging in an act which causes harm to oneself isn’t the same as committing an act of violence, even if the result is shocking to the conscience. Think about cigarette smoking. No one would today argue that this isn’t certain to cause harm to oneself, but it’s simply not violence – regardless of what those opposed to smoking might argue.

    Accepting Clinton’s definition undermines our position, just as it does to call self-loading firearms “assault weapons” or any magazine over ‘x’ rounds “large capacity”. We are engaged in a war of words, and as such we must be cautious of the terminology we use, lest we inadvertently lend support for their misguided efforts.

  • Mark P January 1, 2016, 2:19 pm

    This never seems to end…..people who want the option of the 2nd amendment and those who want to strip everyone of it. Hellery/dems is either stupid, devious or something misguided in between. We simply cannot have someone change the Constitution to something they want on a notion that they are protecting us…that is complete utter BS and will never be accepted. The democratic mentality on this subject is way off base and ridiculous and CANNOT be implemented under any circumstance.

  • Chuck Stogner January 1, 2016, 1:08 pm

    Arming ourselves is not Just for terrorisum, It’s also to protect ourselves from sick people that want to commit mass murder, home invastion, Thugs and a TYRENIST GOVERNMENT ! Just as the 2nd Ammendment says ! IT’S NOT JUST ABOUT TERRORISIM ! If you don’t want to go down fighting, thats your choise, but don’t denye me mine ! (Sorry about spelling, autocorrect not working)

  • Jondarmes January 1, 2016, 12:07 pm

    Lying communist bitch. Nuff said.

  • Ollie Woodard January 1, 2016, 11:00 am

    One of the first acts by the Natzis was to disarm the German people.

  • Bob C January 1, 2016, 10:33 am

    “Guns, in and of themselves…. will not make Americans safer”. Except for maybe the hundred or so used by her bodyguards to protect her sorry ass. Give up your rights to self-defense and the government will protect you. It worked for the French in Paris, didn’t it? Our Revolutionary War started when our then government attempted to disarm us. Now our current government wants to do the same. Sheeple need to study history before they align with elitists who want to make them their “subjects”.

  • Rearview January 1, 2016, 10:25 am

    Moron. I find it ironic that all her political liability people were shot to death. It my RIGHT to keep and bear arms. It is not for some self anointed elitist to decide what are my rights. Politicians rant about this topic to avoid meaningful topics like creating manufacturing jobs to enable people to be secure and happy. She and her kind are dangerous, very dangerous.

  • Roger January 1, 2016, 9:31 am

    Wrong, Clintion, you nasty sack of feces. Speak for yourself. Guns give responsible gun owners a sense of security and do make us safer. They make us safer by making deranged people not know when or where they may get away with their senseless attacks on innocent people, and who may defend themselves, and rightfully so. Clinton is an educated person, she should be able to understand that, but she’s all about her ambition to become the first woman president of this country who was also the previous first lady, She wants power. Do not let her have it. Our lives depend on defeating her, and people like her.

  • Charles Hackney January 1, 2016, 8:04 am

    I guess this means She’ll be disarming Her bodyguard and secret service since their guns won’t make her safer.LOL.It is really scary that so many voters in this country are dumb enough to believe this crap.Uninformed voters and lying politicians are systematically ruining America.

  • ONTHE WALL January 1, 2016, 5:50 am

    So this b*tch wants to ban guns because guns will not help The United States of America! Did I get this wrong, I don’t think so. This b*tch wants to become a president of The USA, and she wants to bring The USA down to the level of some jack ass backwards country in Africa? Well ms former flotus you seem to have learned how The President of the United States of America should walk and talk from guess who x-presidnt billy clinton. I hate to tell you but that is not Presidential experience, unless of course you would as president start F*CKING interns male or female, it doesn’t matter which one. But back to the subject matter. You think that terrorists and their ilk will not be stopped by The Citizens of The United States of America that are armed? Well let us examine another of your stupid statements. Would you consider pre WW ll Japan as terrorists. By no stretch of the imagination GOD DAMN YES. They wanted to do what the nutty isis morons are trying to do now. However a Jap general said The USA Mainland could NEVER be taken by force because THERE WOULD BE SOMEONE BEHIND EVERY BUSH AND TREE WITH A GUN. Now don’t get me wrong The USA was invaded by the Japs during WW ll at least 2 times. Number 1 the sneaky Japs launched hot air balloons loaded with explosives to drift on the trade winds from Japan to the west coast of The USA. In the spring of 1945 a pregnant woman and five children were killed by “a 15-kilogram high-explosive anti-personnel bomb from a crashed Japanese balloon” on Gearhart Mountain near Bly, Ore. end of number 1. Number 2 the Japanese first raided the naval base at Dutch Harbor on June 3, 1942, my guess is that they were not there to catch the local fish and or king crabs. I am sure you know Dutch Harbor, you know the current fish war series. So let’s think about this, you want to become President of the USA and you cannot remember anything you did at The Rose law firm or your 8 years as flotus and all the rest of the bullshit you have been shoveling to the American people over the last few years? I would say you are qualified to be president, yes the president of a kindergarten class, you would be able to learn so much from those little tykes. I would say after maybe 8 years in that position you MIGHT BE QUALIFIED TO BE PRESIDENT OF A CLASS OF FIRST GRADERS! So good luck to all you people who want to vote for the hill.

  • TRUMP January 1, 2016, 5:33 am

    we don’t have a gun problem….we have a BABOON PROBLEM !

  • vk January 1, 2016, 5:32 am


  • Chuck Roast December 31, 2015, 4:05 am

    Interestingly enough, the mainstream news media presents her, and her comrades, as being “progressives.” I wonder how being intellectually vapid, qualifies someone as being “progressive.” Anyone with HALF A BRAIN can ascertain that arming oneself against evil makes one safer. I cannot comprehend how the Democrat Party of the United States can believe this person is a legitimate, viable candidate for the most important office in the Land. Amazing.

    • Joe McHugh January 2, 2016, 8:57 am

      Chuck Roast, Your observation about the Hildebeast is Ironic. “I cannot comprehend how the Democrat Party of the United States can believe this person is a legitimate, viable candidate for the most important office in the land.”
      The same could have been said about obama in 2008 and especially in 2012. Never the less, she has one advantage over obama, she could undoubtedly prove her American citizenship. obama? Not so much.
      Question: Why does obama keep his claimed Record of Live Birth in Honolulu, a state secret? I’ve been asking that question for more than seven years now, and all that I hear in response is cricket noises.

      There is one clue that might explain why the Democrat Party is behaving like a front for Marxism, namely that it is, indeed, a front for Marxism. To be fair, some of the Democrat elite in Washington, D.C. are not Marxists. An example would be Harry Reid, who is primarily interested in diverting as much of the taxpayer’s money into his family’s bank accounts as possible. If there is any Federal taxpayer money involved in Nevada, good old Harry’s relatives, or associates are involved.

      obama and the Hildabeast also share the same political mentor, the late Saul Alinsky. Alinsky was a flaming socialist who believed in everything that Karl Marx and Frederick Engels wrote in their work, “The Communist Manifesto” Well, …Alinsky believed in almost everything about Marxism. When asked why he wasn’t a Democrat Party member, Alinsky said “I value my independence too much to be a member of any political party.” The real irony in his statement was that Karl Marx condemned individualism as being counterproductive to socialism. Marx went so far as to say that the very concept of individualism should be outlawed, since collectivism is the goal of socialism. Even the heroes of socialism, such as Alinsky, were hypocrites.

      The Hildabeast is not only the equal of obama when it comes to lying, she is his equal in living a hypocritical lifestyle. Imagine the arrogance of this beast, claiming that the guns her bodyguards carry, don’t make her safer!

  • SuperG December 29, 2015, 11:45 am

    I guess not letting people defend themselves in public, and allowing them to be slaughtered, is appropriate to her. So in a way, she is saying that she supports the San Bernardino terrorists. Good call Hillary, you truly are presidential material…for ISIS.

  • Matt December 29, 2015, 2:05 am

    Don’t forget that of the 11,208 homicides in the U.S. it is estimated that up to 80% is gang violence.

  • taxx73 December 28, 2015, 9:14 pm

    I don’t worry about terrorism because I own guns. I don’t worry about criminals because I own guns. I’m scared to death of Hillary and all the other gun grabbers. That’s why I vote in every election I can. I want my children to have the freedoms that our HEROES in the military have fought and died for since the country was conceived. Anybody that doesn’t understand that is either an idiot or is
    up to no good. LEAVE OUR RIGHTS ALONE!!!!!!!!

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