08 May 2014

Hillary Clinton Thinks We're All Lawless Thugs


Let's cut to the chase, and see what Hillary Clinton thinks of gun owners in the United States of America:
Clinton told attendees at the mental health conference that "at the rate we're going, we're going to have so many people with guns everywhere, fully licensed, fully validated" in settings like movie theaters where shootings have arisen over seemingly mundane things like loud gum chewing or cellphone use."That's what happens in the countries I've visited where there is no rule of law and no self-control and that is something that we cannot just let go without paying attention," she said.
You read that correctly. Never mind that in most states (such as Texas), concealed handgun licenses are required to carry a firearm, and classes are required, along with fingerprints, photos, and paperwork. The content of these classes? In a nutshell, "here are all the reasons why you never want to shoot someone." CHL holders are held to a higher standard of accountability because they know the laws of their states with respect to firearms and the use of deadly force, and should they ever have to use their firearms, they will be held accountable. Bad guys don't bother with such nonsense, and they are the reason that people like me choose to carry legally.
Once again, Hillary, like most anti-gun "progressives," uses a broad paintbrush to mingle responsible, law-abiding gun owners with common criminals. There's no distinction in her mind, and that's a huge problem for all of us.
The part that bothers me most about her recent quote is that in spite of acknowledging "fully licensed, fully validated" gun owners, she insists that we're nothing more that lawless savages, looking for a reason to shoot someone, presumably over "mundane things." If we have such disdain for the rule of law here in the United States, then why would we even bother going through the licensing process? Why would someone with such a criminal mind willingly provide their fingerprints to the government? Why would such stupid bad guys bother learning the firearm laws, and why would they bother learning the rules of deadly force? 
If all we are is a collection of criminals just looking for a reason to shoot up some public venue, why wouldn't we just buy our guns, thumb our noses at the authorities, and start shootin' up the OK Corral?  
Because we're law-abiding, responsible citizens who are concerned enough about our safety from the criminal element in our society that we're willing to submit to our legal authorities, comply with the law, educate and prepare ourselves. Hillary Clinton is worried about law-abiding licensed gun owners, when she should be worried about criminals.
I suppose I can understand her confusion, though. After all, she's a career politician, and it's easy to confuse her criminal acts with those who are mere common criminals. Maybe she's lost the ability to distinguish between right and wrong, and just assumes that everyone else is as corrupt as she.
Heaven help us all if she decides to run for President.