Hillary Clinton vows to take on America’s gun lobby

Hillary Clinton vowed to tackle gun violence in America on Monday, unveiling an ambitious new set of controls on the selling of firearms, just days after another mass shooting that saw students murdered in their classrooms in Oregon.

The Democratic presidential frontrunner said she would enforce universal background checks and close the loophole of sales on the internet and at gun shows that provide those with a criminal record with a route to buying weapons.

If pro-gun lobbies and politicians tried to block these new measures, Mrs Clinton said that as president she would take executive action to force them through Congress.

  • Martin B

    Correct me if I’m wrong, but as far as I’m aware this Harper Mercer guy had no felony convictions, no criminal record of any sort, no restraining orders against him, no reports of domestic violence, was never diagnosed with mental illness and wasn’t an alcoholic or a drug addict. Exactly what “reasonable common sense” regulations would have prevented him from buying a gun? And why do mass-murderers almost always do their mass-murdering in Gun-Free Zones aka Shoot Us We Can’t Shoot Back Zones?

    Hopefully the Hildebeast will have lots of time to ponder these questions in her prison cell.

    • Everything was acquired legally.

      • dance…dancetotheradio

        I’ll bet both Rick Mercer and Stephen Harper are ‘ewwing’ that their surnames are linked in this was.

    • Xavier

      It’s just an excuse to take your guns.
      Then the government can do whatever they want.

  • Wow, I knew that Hillary was always a racist, but never to that extreme!

    Since more than 80% of the gun violence in the U.S. is committed by Black people (usually Black on Black shootings), then logically that means she is mostly going after Black people, no?

  • Hard Little Machine

    You will hear her or someone high up in Democratic Party circles call for ending the entire Bill of Rights. In those words.

    • Likely, she is a witch.

      • Icebow

        Don’t diss witches!
        Anyhow, I hear that Obama Sin Laden has similar plans of his own.

      • dance…dancetotheradio

        Burn her, then.

  • Brett_McS

    Clearly she has decided to commit suicide rather than be taken out by Slow Joe.

    • Xavier

      I’m waiting for her final act of desperation: an admission of bisexuality. That will be hilarious and devastating because the ghey militants don’t believe in bisexuality; you’re either 100% queer or 100% cisnormative. Plus it will confirm that her union with BJ has been a marriage of convenience for power and money – not exactly what the throngs of fine young communists want to hear.

  • Xavier

    One correction: executive action doesn’t force things through Congress – it bypasses Congress. For her to be announcing this a year before the election doesn’t bode well – there’s a new attitude in the White House: “We write the law, regardless of what that silly old Constitution says”.

  • Xavier

    Liberals seem incapable of understanding:

    1) Criminals don’t follow the law.
    2) Gun Free Zones = Undefended Target Zones.

  • Xavier

    Lies to abolish the Second Amendment. Then you will grovel, peasant.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    More posturing by Hillary. Behind every one of her poses is another pose.

    • Xavier

      Her new persona for this week is “Angry”.
      Which she seem quite adept at.

  • Dana Garcia

    It shows how desperate she is to get through the primary. Very desperate not to get clobbered by the socialist or the reticent VP.

  • mauser 98

    Hill was not worried about guns in Benghazi

    Barry to strike first..will use the “Strong Cities Network” to try and seize guns and arrest “extremists”… basically a UN police force in some selected US cities
    The Strong Cities Network, Lynch declared, “will serve as a vital tool to strengthen capacity-building
    and improve collaboration” – i.e., local dependence on federal and international authorities.
    “making sure that non-Muslims don’t
    complain too loudly about, much less work against, rapidly expanding
    Muslim populations and the Islamization of their communities.”


    • El Martyachi

      I think that big gal in the catprint represents a demographic that will turn on Hill and those like her, deservedly, quickly and hopefully devastatingly.

  • simus1

    Using the murdered students to enhance her vote whoring, telling lies a few feet from an assassinated ambassador’s coffin whose death she caused?
    Even rock hard sociopaths can’t come close to her everyday performance level.

    • El Martyachi

      Hey.. easy on the rock hard sociopaths.

  • Gary

    Wow, so Obama and Hillary are going to take away the Guns used by their Security forces funded by the same members in the NRA paying taxes.

    Oh well, Rosie and many Hollywood types will also lose those Security guards that currently have guns along with Governor Cuomo see how this go in the Gun-Free zone where only the Criminal will have them .

  • Raymond Hietapakka

    She’ll take your guns you paid for and then hand them out free-of-charge to any and all baboons in Mexico and the Middle East.

  • Xavier

    What they’re really after – and don’t ever forget it:

    WaPo Editor Says Repeat After Me: ‘A Gun-Free Society’