Clinton Refuses to Acknowledge 2A is Individual Right

In this photo, Clinton reminds me of an overlord from a dystopian Sci-Fi movie.

In this photo Clinton reminds one of an overlord from a dystopian Sci-Fi movie.

Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton refused on Sunday to acknowledge that the Second Amendment guarantees the individual right to keep and bear arms.

“Do you believe that an individual’s right to bear arms is a constitutional right, that it’s not linked to service in a militia?” ABC’s George Stephanopoulos asked on a recent episode of This Week.

“I think that for most of our history, there was a nuanced reading of the Second Amendment until the decision by the late Justice Scalia, and there was no argument until then that localities and states and the federal government had a right, as we do with every amendment, to impose reasonable regulations,” Clinton responded. “So I believe we can have common-sense gun safety measures consistent with the Second Amendment.”

Clinton is referencing a Supreme Court case known as District of Columbia v. Heller. In this 5-4 decision, the Court ruled that the Second Amendment guarantees an individual right to keep and bear arms that is not connected to service in a militia or other military organization.

Clinton has repeatedly criticized the Heller decision, even going to far as to say the Supreme Court was “wrong” on the Second Amendment. She failed to articulate her position so clearly in this interview, perhaps in an effort to move towards the center in preparation for the upcoming general election.


Kate Winslet who plays the villainous Jeanine Matthews in the Divergent series. Something familiar about that collar…

Instead, she emphasized that the Second Amendment leaves room for the regulation of firearms, attempting to move the interview back to her gun control platform. I’ve discussed her platform in detail here, but suffice it to say that the majority of her proposals are either duplicative (the laws she proposes already exist) or simply ignorant (the gun industry does not enjoy special legal protection, for example).

But Stephanopoulos wasn’t going to let her off the hook so easily. He repeated his question, to which she responded with a repetition of her point about “reasonable regulations”: “If it is a constitutional right, then it, like every other constitutional right, is subject to reasonable regulations, and what people have done with that decision is to take it as far as they possibly can and reject what has been our history from the very beginning of the republic, where some of the earliest laws that were passed were about firearms.”

Clinton’s line of reasoning is unclear. As Stephanopoulos himself acknowledged, the Court in Heller maintained that the Second Amendment leaves room for the regulation of firearms. Nothing Clinton says disagrees with the Heller decision because the Court itself affirmed the right of state and local governments to regulate firearms.

Clinton seems to be disagreeing only with the constitutional right for an individual to own and carry a firearm, a troubling thought as the country moves closer to the general election in which Clinton has thus far been the favorite to win.

About the author: Jordan Michaels has been reviewing firearm-related products for over six years and enjoying them for much longer. With family in Canada, he’s seen first hand how quickly the right to self-defense can be stripped from law-abiding citizens. He escaped that statist paradise at a young age, married a sixth-generation Texan, and currently lives in Tyler. Got a hot tip? Send him an email at

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  • Mike March 8, 2019, 2:54 pm

    What many people seem to forget or be unaware of is that most gun violence is perpetrated by people under the influence of psychotropic drugs, whether prescribed by doctors or self prescribed. The Parkland tragedy was perpetrated by a person that was pushed through the system of not wanting to recognize his penchant for violence by blind politicians wanting power more than justice.

  • Jim March 8, 2019, 12:02 pm

    Whi cares what that crooked hag says or thinks. She better worry about going to prison!

  • walt morris March 8, 2019, 10:22 am

    why would any one care what hillary clinton might have to say. probably one of the most corrupt families in the history of our country. anyone giving her the time of day should move in with the clintons and enjoy the benefits of the millions/billions that they have bilked our country out of.

  • alex June 14, 2016, 11:53 am

    i never thought i’d see the day that they’d put a pig in a pantsuit,but they did it.

  • Archangel June 11, 2016, 12:04 am

    That C&#T can come over and try.
    I’ll let her have my bullets, one projectile at a time, I just hope she can catch them! LOL!!

  • James Pratt June 10, 2016, 1:08 pm

    What part of “shall not be infringed” do these politicians not understand? Sometimes I wonder if these people who push for taking everyone’s gun away have such a criminal past that if the public ever figures it out, there might be an insurrection to take the country back from lawless people in power. That might or might not be true, but therein lies the reason for an armed citizenry, in case power is held by despots. Look at Mexico, the people are not allowed to have guns, and the drug traffickers are in control. In California, there are politicians who are ratcheting our gun rights away, one little restriction at a time. One of those people has been convicted of gun trafficking. Can you imagine that.

  • REJones June 10, 2016, 12:08 pm

    Before you get into this …… remember that George Stephanopoulis is and has always been in the Clinton’s Camp (and a paid Clinton Foundation member) starting with Bill’s administration…..Any questions put forward by him are all premeditated and extremely scrutinized so they can be answered to fit their needs…….just some more puppetry……

  • Lopaka Kanaka June 10, 2016, 11:52 am

    We all agree only one way to “STOP” Hillary Clinton from becoming our next president of the USA is not get her elected to office. We have lots of friends and relative that a Dem, Green Party, Independent Party, and other party that we must get them to vote for Donald Trump to save our 2nd “The Right to Bear Arms Shall Not Be Infringed” We can not let our “GUNS” be taken away by Hillary Clinton and MANY others like her in this “Country” who would like to disarm all of us Citizens of this Great Country. Go out and get everybody that can VOTE against Hillary Clinton. Mahalo for your time on this very important information. Lopaka Kanaka

  • Kimberpross June 10, 2016, 9:50 am

    I find it interesting that at the point she comments about Donald Trump accusing her of , what I believe she says is wanting to eliminate the second amendment, they dubbed it out. Obviously Clinton handlers didn’t want that blurb to be out there for editing in propaganda commercials. Therefore I assume that is an example of the “Common-Sense” regulation she is referencing, and this one on the first amendment. God help us if she is elected. Unfortunately the bug population centers in the USA are strongholds for Democrats and they have been brainwashed on violence being because of guns.

  • Jack Williams June 10, 2016, 9:37 am

    I look at this bitch and she makes me sick. This is worst than voting in buckwheat.

  • Griffendad June 10, 2016, 9:02 am

    Hillary’s definition of what constitutes Common Sense should be just as logical as Bill’s definition of wnat constitutes a sex act.

    • Keith June 11, 2016, 1:32 am

      Hillary said she was for Australian gun laws. Their laws to my understanding are a bolt action firearm disassembled and locked in two different safes with the ammo in a third locked safe. Only time the rifle is allowed out is when traveling to hunt or to the shooting range. You are also subject to a police inspection whenever they deem it fit to inspect your home.

      Australia is effectively disarmed and this is what Crooked Hillary wants for America.

      • Chris Corbett September 2, 2016, 9:30 am

        Australia also confiscated over 600,000 firearms from it’s “citizens” so when Hitler-y says she’s not out to confiscate the guns of law-abiding Americans she is just doing what she consistently does – lying through that disgusting hole in her hideous head!

  • Ruger1 June 10, 2016, 8:51 am

    Phuck hillary clinton!!!!!! I Cannot believe this POS is Not in Prison Yet… Along with Her Pervert Side-Kick Husband!!!! They Don’t give a Flying Fuck about this Country!!! All they care about is Lining their own Pockets and the Pockets of their other Liberal Scumbag Friends!!!! She Lies, She Cheats, She Gets American’s Killed!!! And Idiots that Voted for Her DON’T give a Shit Either!!!!! They Want to Do Away with the 2nd Amendment?? I Say MOLON LABE BITCHES!!!!!! COME AND TAKE IT!!!!!

  • Infidel7.62 June 10, 2016, 8:31 am

    Of course the witch will not say the 2nd Amendment acknowledges an individual right. That would be telling the truth and something she has proven herself incapable of doing.

  • Walter Dudek June 10, 2016, 7:00 am

    She is is a pathetic liar,back stabber and a disgrace to our Country. She is and always will be a piece of S**t.
    Hillary, you

  • arnold June 10, 2016, 3:49 am

    Hear this, as plainly as is the fact winter will come. Hillary will be elected. She will get approved the 5th SC Justice who will join the other 4 liberals and reverse Heller and hold that the 2nd Amendment does not grant an individual right to “bear arms”.
    . All who voted to nominate Trump helped assure her election, in that any other candidate could beat Hillary. The Donald will be exposed as a nut job and Hillary will win by a comfortable margin. All who do not live in a gun friendly state are screwed.

    • mrgoodcat7 June 10, 2016, 9:04 am

      Do you own a time machine that no one else is aware of? The woman is having a difficult time just securing the nomination from her own party. A weak socialist/communist candidate has defeated her in several states. The man she is going up against now has the charisma of a wet mop and he is wiping the floor with her.
      Trump is a master at media manipulation. His major strength is the fact that he does not believe in political correctness along with the fact that he will not deal with the wicked witch of New York with kid gloves. The old adage that there is no such thing as bad publicity is something that the man understands well.
      I am not saying that any of this makes him qualified to run a country, but I am sure that he is more qualified than the community organizer that we have in office now and that evil, evil woman he is running against. Sun Tzu had it right when he said “the enemy of my enemy is my friend”.

    • Fro June 10, 2016, 11:26 am

      ‘Any other candidate could beat Hillary’
      Man, are you mad? The 17+- wanna-bees that started couldn’t even beat each other. Most were weeded out much earlier but due to their egos getting into their line of sight, and not wishing to look around and dent that ego, they keep pushing their own illusions of grandeur, eventually weeding themselves out but wasting valuable time and resources. Which actually ‘saved’ Trump some media scorn time as the Liberal Souros backed media wasn’t exactly sure which candidate to attack next. RNC Chair person was extremely negligent in allowing so many to run for Preznom spot at one time. I personally ruled out about 10 candidates (using my own score card ) before the first debate.
      It will NOT be the voters for Trump that gets Hillary elected (if she is elected). It will be the viper like cunning of the Dem party planning, their cohesiveness and focus. AND the vast majority of the media is uber-biased TOWARD Demo Socialist Elitist agendas. Souros is misguided and his agenda message is spreading through his huge amount of financial backing of the media networks who spinn truth and tell outright lies to further that agenda. Vicious cycle, but it IS working. Proof, look around. Dems are winning and taking away the America I grew up in. Socialist Elitism is moving in with the Democrats. We can’t circle our wagons quick enough or long enough to make our actions clear to general population.
      Besides that, youth of today are educated MORONS! They don’t know squat prior to WW II. Youth are being kept stupid with a huge helping of APATHY. If they can’t get it for free, if it wasn’t taught to them in these pathetic PC schools, then they don’t care about it. Even if it is just plain wrong & bad.
      Don’t blame Trump supporters. There’s about a dozen things that I mentioned, for starters, to work on. But don’t blame the only ‘ I’m different from the rest ‘ candidate . Because the others are from the same mold that has gotten us where we are now. TIME for something new. If you like Hillary, do nothing, if you don’t want that lying, cheating, inept, bull dyke lesbian that allows her ‘husband’, the pedophyle, to commit sexual deprivaties on children young as 12, to get close to the White House, SPREAD THE WORD!

  • James M June 9, 2016, 4:48 am

    Serious question. And yes I am interested in reading each and every answer/comment.
    So election time comes around And (Heaven forbid) Clinton wins. One way or another she makes it illegal for law abiding citizens to purchase, own, or possess a firearm. What then? Do panties get twisted? Do WE THE PEOPLE finally stand up and say enough is enough? Or do we continue griping and complaining about what should be done? History as I have read it, our fore fathers, the founders of this country put all they had on the line. Knowing that their families, innocent women and children, would be persecuted. Al because of the choices that were made to stand against tyranny. Or is this where “preppers” come into the picture. With all intent to stay hidden and wait for change to show up. (Nothing against being prepared) The people who did stand up to fight for their rights, fought, bled, and died. Just so this Great country could be formed. At what point will the citizens of this country band together against the tyrants that are purposely destroying this land and it’s people.

    • DRAINO June 9, 2016, 1:16 pm

      I’m sorry to say that there will likely have to be much innocent blood spilled before the courage returns to the American people as a whole. We have become wimpy and lazy (as a whole, in a general sense). But, I truly believe it will take the shedding of innocent blood on a large scale to get anything started. I pray I’m wrong…..but I doubt it.

    • Grumpus June 10, 2016, 5:19 am

      What guns? we aint got no stinking guns. threw them all in the lake we did. Got a warrant? Go away then.

    • Ken June 10, 2016, 10:37 am

      “IF” it came to large scale revolt to take the country “back” and our military didn’t turn on the public then you can bet that Hillary would call in the U.N. troops.

    • Glenn June 11, 2016, 1:45 pm

      Fellas, the truth of the matter is that in order to get our country back you must be willing, as the original patriots were, to put your lives and fortunes on the line for the sake of our children and future generations. Tyrants are destroyed by only one thing. The people rise up and dispose of them. Are any of the commentators here willing to load up and if necessary swamp the corrupt government offices in your states and thrown them out? Are you willing to stand up to corrupt police departments who will back the government and be willing to gun down those who oppose liberty and freedom? Would you stand up against the military who the government has in their pocket? Are you willing to die for a real republic style country? If not quit bloviating and go hide in the closet while the rest of us clean up the mess.

  • Matt June 8, 2016, 2:16 am

    The socialist liberal communist want to start a war I believe. Bow to their power of your lives or we’ll send the storm troppers to take your guns.

  • Will Drider June 7, 2016, 5:48 pm

    This should be no suprise to tose who have been familiar with her positions over the last 30 years and her propensity to break the Law.

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