Hillary the Hypocrite: Failed Presidential Candidate Accuses the NRA of Lying about Guns

Clinton accused the NRA of lying, but her record isn’t squeaky clean. (Photo: Hillary Clinton Facebook)

Hillary Clinton just won’t go away.

Despite her historic, embarrassing loss in the 2016 presidential election, the Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence awarded Clinton the “Courageous Leadership Award” at their 25th-anniversary dinner on Thursday night.

Clinton took the opportunity to bash the NRA and received a standing ovation for her efforts.

“The gun lobby spent about $30 million against me, not having the guts to take on specific gun proposals,” she said. “In fact, their ads had nothing to do with guns. They were just outright lies.”

The irony here is that the NRA is more than happy to discuss specific gun proposals, and Clinton herself has lied repeatedly about guns and gun laws. Here are just a few of her fibs.

False “mass shooting” numbers

There have been more than 270 mass shootings in the United States this year alone. That’s where four or more are killed. Two hundred and seventy. We cannot accept this as normal. We cannot become desensitized.

Clinton made this statement during a book tour stop on Oct. 9, 2017, at UC Davis. The problem, as PolitiFact noted at the time, is that Clinton conflates two vastly different definitions of “mass shooting.” Under Clinton’s definition, there had been three mass shootings by October of 2017. The 270-shooting mark can only be reached if injuries are included in that statistic as well as deaths.

“Silencers”?

Clinton tweeted this idea just hours after the Las Vegas gunman opened fire on October 2, 2017. PolitiFact rated this statement false as well. Suppressors don’t silence the sound of gunfire, especially from a rifle. Suppressed rifles are still about as loud as a jackhammer, and they’re designed to suppress sound for the shooter—not people downrange.

Misleading “gun violence” numbers

…90 people a day die from gun violence in our country. That’s 33,000 people a year.

Clinton delivered this remark during a debate with then-presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders on January 17, 2016. This is a popular sound byte among anti-gun lobbyists, but it’s massively misleading. The only way to get to 33,000 “gun deaths” is by counting the 21,000 suicide victims who use guns each year. Most people would likely agree that a person who commits suicide with a gun is hardly a victim of “gun violence,” especially considering the higher rates of suicide in relatively gun-free countries like Japan and South Korea.

“Immunity” for gun makers?

Let’s reverse the immunity. Let’s put the gun makers and sellers on notice that they’re not going to get away with it.

Clinton made this claim about gun manufacturers during a 2015 Democratic primary debate in Iowa on Nov 14, 2015. It’s another popular talking point, and it’s equally untrue. Clinton is referring to the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act (PLCAA), a law passed in the 1990s that protects gun manufacturers from frivolous lawsuits. It doesn’t grant gun makers immunity from being held accountable for defective products. It simply reiterates the common-sense notion that a business isn’t responsible for what their customers choose to do with their products.

Larry Keane, senior vice president, assistant secretary and general counsel to the National Shooting Sports Foundation, pointed out the underlying agenda of lawsuits aimed at gun manufacturers.

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“The PLCAA only bars frivolous lawsuits that seek to blame gun manufacturers and dealers for the criminal misuse of lawfully sold, non-defective products,” explained Keane in an email to GunsAmerica. “The PLCAA exists because the Brady Center, greedy trial lawyers and big city mayors got together in the late 1990’s to circumvent Congress and impose gun control regulation through litigation through settlements or bankrupt the industry with massive judgment.”

Clinton’s lies didn’t do her any favors. A poll found on the eve of the election that 46 percent of likely voters believed Donald Trump was more trustworthy than Clinton. Trump went on to win 304 electoral college votes to Clinton’s 227.

About the author: Jordan Michaels has been reviewing firearm-related products for over four 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 Waco. Follow him on Instagram @bornforgoodluck and email him at jordan@gunsamerica.com.

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  • Ed June 25, 2018, 12:22 am

    We should take away allof the weapons from her security detail and see what her opinion of gun control is after that. Since she is anti gun why is she escorted by secret service that carry?

  • MJ June 24, 2018, 1:55 pm

    Why won’t this loser just go away? All politicians lie, but her mobs just don’t care. People who lie for a living always blame others for their problems.

  • Hondo June 23, 2018, 11:30 am

    Why isn’t the sore loser in prison yet ?

  • Andrew N. June 23, 2018, 1:22 am

    Hillary lost. Trump won over 2600 counties, Hillary won 500. Most of America wanted Trump. Do you know the difference between a Democrat and a Socialist? Democrats have a filter on their mouth. Hillary is a Socialist, and has been her whole life.

  • TLW June 22, 2018, 9:53 pm

    Hillary’s truth account has been in the red a long time with negative balance! She would not know the truth if it came in the form of an email.

  • Clint W. June 22, 2018, 3:06 pm

    They are at 6 million members and still growing. Man, some magazine publisher printing 6 million mags a month minimum, pulp wooders cutting and transporting renewable resource trees, pulp mill workers on a 24/7 work cycle, ink manufactures cooking up thousands of gallons of ink, trucks moving all the raw and completed materials, the staple companies making all those staples to hold the pages together, the steel companies making the steel for the staples, and the USPS delivering them, talk about putting America to work.

  • Greg June 22, 2018, 1:58 pm

    To Scott:

    The point Mike was trying to make about being liable is if someone were to say have some Coors Light, and kill someone, It’s the beers fault. Hit someone with a Chevy while drunk, blame General Motors etc.
    True by nature, everyone will blame the tool rather than the person who’s operating it. Deeper pockets, liberal lawyers, social media, just a plain old mess….

  • IAF7 June 22, 2018, 1:10 pm

    The second amendment surpass any law. This means we don’t have compromise anything with yours tough and judgment.

  • old fuzz 695 June 22, 2018, 12:48 pm

    Hil-liar-y and the Democrats keep bashing gun owners and the NRA will cause them to get beat in future elections “like a rented mule!”

  • Boz June 22, 2018, 11:48 am

    What is a “silencer”??? There is no such thing. I challenge her to stand next to my 50BMG with attached Suppressor without wearing any ear protection when it is fired. Or even my .308 or even 5.56! Silent? HARDLY!

  • Frank June 22, 2018, 10:04 am

    I wish people would stop using the word Liberal to describe these democratic morons. They are Socialist and their party is a Socialistic one, second cousin to Communism.

    • Zupglick June 22, 2018, 11:02 am

      Makes you wonder how much Putin is paying her.

    • Edward July 9, 2018, 11:43 am

      Correction. Kissing cousin.

  • Robert Carr June 22, 2018, 9:02 am

    Alcohol related death in the United States kills 3 times more people then guns do. Her mother should have named her laying count. She, oboma
    Holder, should all be in prison.
    She paid off the F B I to stay out
    prison. My opinion.

  • Scot June 22, 2018, 9:00 am

    The foaming pool of ill informed comment never ceases to amaze me. I’m a Dem – a 4th gen Dem – with ancestors who fought in the Revolutionary War. Every generation since has had men who gave Military Service. Several are various military academy graduates so no one on this board can say “gun hater” to me. I’m an outdoorsman – fisherman since age 5 and hunter since age 10. I’m past my 6th decade.

    Gentlemen: though I didn’t vote for her, Hillary DID win the popular vote by well over a million ahead of Trump. She MAY have won the Electoral College but for Russian interferance in our elections (everyone out there seems now to discount the Russians – a government with almost 80 years of credentialed untrustworthiness and proven bad intent towards the U.S. and free European governments – as well as recently, some of their former slave states and puppet regimes.)

    “Mike” – hey dude what you don’t know about product liability law is scary – and shameful. The vehicles we drive are reasonability safe (excepting the numnut behind the wheel) BECAUSE of product liability. A case before the Federal Supreme Court in the early 1930s squaring off a citizen against GM over a failed steering part gave citizens the right to demand cars – and later many other types of products – gave service “to specs” that provided “reasonable” and testable safety to their users. That’s why Remington and other gun manufacturers have voluntarily or have been forced to rework actions and safetys recently – on hand and long guns that were shown not to have reliably safe mechanisms. We all hope (and can be reasonably sure) that U.S. Courts will never find guns to be de facto inherently unsafe -so dial back the angry uninformed statements and go read up on U.S. law and the legal system. And tell the NRA to keep up the gun safety training courses, be friends with ALL the political Parties and quit this “fortress” mentality. Remember how protective the Maginot Line was in the end to the French at the beginning of WW2? If you’re not part of the solution to the recent spate of gun violence and mass shootings, you’re part of the problem! Screaming hysterically about MY RIGHTS doesn’t do much for the dead children!

    • Jerry S. June 22, 2018, 9:39 am

      Sorry, but bragging about being a Democrat in today’s party is like bragging about being a Communist, not cool. I was a Democrat for my youthful years until I woke up around Jimmy Carter time. Haven’t looked back since. My ancestors came here in 1735, long before the Revolutionary War. Many served in the Civil War, on both sides, I might add. The only problem I see in the children being killed is today’s parents are raising animals, not kids. Most of the consequential shooters have also been Democrats, so your point is not well taken. No one is screaming hysterically about gun rights…..but many are quietly planning for the day they start to attempt to take them away. It won’t be a picnic and liberals will rue the day when they try.

    • Clem June 22, 2018, 10:23 am

      Hillary lost the election, period!

      Truly sorry you haven’t seen the light, it’s not too late.

    • Johnny Raygun June 22, 2018, 11:05 am

      If you watch Fox Entertainment, you would think the same as the angry posters
      . The NRA is not the NRA of my childhood. We need to get firearms out of deranged peoples hands.. It hurts our cause of firearm ownership. The NRA’s closed minded approach is hurting our love of A2…… We need to close the loopholes and address mental illness, especially in our youth. This is not a Right or Left issue, it is societal behavior issue.

    • Alan June 22, 2018, 2:26 pm

      The fact that you brought up the totally disproved “Russian” connection completely destroys any credibility you have.
      You’re an indoctrinated fool.
      BTW, in my opinion, YOU are the problem, for you really believe the Lefty idiots can be reasoned with, when they have proven time and again they cannot.

  • aydene Militello June 22, 2018, 8:26 am

    Please Hill o Beans, go quietly into the night, and take those boxes of real estate deals, and the memory of the murdered whistle blower, with you.

  • Ronnie U June 22, 2018, 8:16 am

    It is “NOT” N.R.A. members doing all the shooting. It seems to be mostly Gang members shooting rival gang members.
    Oakland California where there are “NO” gun stores at all, Go across the bridge to San Francisco and still no gun stores.
    There is a killing every three days or sooner in Oakland with the very tough gun laws they have.
    Another thing is that in America, 80% of all gun deaths are suicides.
    We all know that as gun owners so why does the news media not know it?????
    Of course they know it but sure won’t report it.

  • srsquidizen June 22, 2018, 7:03 am

    Interesting to note that some recent “celebrity suicides” were not carried out using guns. So do we need rope control laws? How ’bout dope control laws? Oops, we already got lots of dope control laws –some pretty darn severe ones too– but somehow they don’t stop anybody who wants to end it all with a drug overdose. Gee whiz Captain Obvious, how could that be?

  • Mike June 22, 2018, 6:44 am

    If we’d take this at face value, coming from an expert on lying, then it’s believable. Of course, her credentials speak for themselves about being truthful.
    So if we make gun / ammo manufacturers liable for shootings, then so should the computer / vehicle / beverage / etc industries when their product is involved. Hey, it’s only fair , right?
    That is the problem with liberals: If they like it, it’s good for all. If not, no one may have it.
    Wonder what kind of revolution would be happening now if she would have been coronated ? Scary huh?

  • SeppW June 18, 2018, 4:45 pm

    Naturally. Clinton, like the rest of liberals and 2A haters, uses made-up facts, half truths, misinformation, and faux statistics to appeal to the uninformed and the naïve masses who are duped into believing that the ultimate goals of Liberals are genuinely benign and beneficent and to the emotions of miseducated and illogical persons.

    Private ownership of guns is the single greatest symbol of individual power, and therefore is despised by Liberals.

    A page out of Bloomberg’s “Everytown for Gun Safety” playbook.

  • Chastran June 17, 2018, 6:10 pm

    Giffords Law Center? Don’t they serve only vegans???

    • Dr Motown June 22, 2018, 8:30 am

      I wonder if they have that picture hanging on the wall of Giffords and her husband standing at the gun range with ARs in their hand, trying to look “moderate” on gun rights during her last campaign?

  • Dilligaf June 17, 2018, 11:12 am

    What\’s really funny is that hilCUNT actually believes the shit that she spews from her mouth.

    • Jim June 22, 2018, 6:40 am

      It’s people like you, using language like you use, that make liberals think that all gun owners are white trailer trash who wear camouflage to work. You, in my humble opinion, are no better than a silly woman running around with a knit pink hat on her head. You should think before you post. No charge for the advice this time.

      • srsquidizen June 22, 2018, 7:14 am

        Yes only liberal Democrat TV pundits are allowed to use the C-word when describing Republican women they don’t like. They don’t even get fired for it and some libtards even defend it as free speech. Now, imagine what would their reaction would have been if a conservative media personality had used that word on the air to describe a female in Obama’s family.

      • Dr Motown June 22, 2018, 8:28 am

        Spoken by the man who probably worships Robert DeNiro and The View

      • joefoam June 22, 2018, 9:12 am

        The left uses every foul word in the book to insult mainstream america in addition to looking down their noses at us like we were cattle. Its time to take off the gloves and fight back, and if we have to use foul language, so be it. I’m tired of being insulted by the elitists who think they are better than me.

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