If Hillary Clinton is Elected President, Our Right to Keep and Bear Arms Will be Under Siege Immediately
by Lee Enochs
Recently I have taken a lot of heat for endorsing Donald Trump for President. Unlike Texas Senator Ted Cruz, I have decided to take a bold stand and endorse Donald Trump’s bid for the U.S. Presidency.
After months of deep soul searching and being part of the #NeverTrump movement, I have rethought my position and I am now endorsing Donald Trump because the prospect of Hillary Clinton being our next President and reshaping the political, moral and legal landscape of America is simply intolerable for me.
Because I love America far too much to sit on the sidelines, I have decided to speak out in favor of Donald Trump. I think those well-meaning individuals who argue that there is no substantial difference between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton really don’t understand the stakes involved.
Take the issue of gun ownership and the 2ND Amendment, if Hillary Clinton is victorious this November, she will appoint Antonin Scalia’s successor who will contribute to the overturning of the Heller Decision that protects an American citizen’s right to possess a firearm for traditionally lawful purposes such as defending one’s person and property inside one’s home.
While Donald Trump is down on record as supporting the Heller Decision and the 2nd Amendment, Hillary Clinton has been campaigning against Heller and our individual right to keep and bear arms.
Bloomberg Politics reported this past spring that Hillary Clinton believes the 2008 Supreme Court ruling that safeguards an individual’s right to possess a gun was wrongly decided.
In striking down a longstanding handgun ban in the District of Columbia, the Heller decision marked the first time the Supreme Court held that the Second Amendment protected an individual’s right to own a firearm for lawful purposes such as self-defense in the home. Yet, Hillary Clinton says that was a “wrong decision.”
Hillary Clinton agrees with liberal Supreme Court justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg who sided with Stephen Beyer’s dissenting opinion in which he said that he did not find anything in the Second Amendment’s text or history that warranted for an individual American keeping and bearing arms for private self- defense purposes.
Recently ABC’s George Stephanopoulos also asked Hillary Clinton about her open advocacy in 1993 for a 25% tax on handguns. She would not answer Stephanopoulos question but merely asserted that there needs to me more extensive background checks on handgun ownership. Hillary Clinton is also on record as opposing the NRA and making gun makers and sellers liable for guns which end up being used in violent crimes.
While she is using the political doublespeak made popular by husband, slick Willie, make no mistake about it, if Hillary Clinton will do everything possible to make gun ownership in this country more expensive and rare and will ultimately appoint Supreme Court Justices who will make rulings that ban private gun ownership outright.
On the other hand, Donald J. Trump is unequivocally for our right to keep and bear arms.
“The Second Amendment to our Constitution is clear. The right of the people to keep and bear Arms shall not be infringed upon. Period.
The Second Amendment guarantees a fundamental right that belongs to all law-abiding Americans. The Constitution doesn’t create that right – it ensures that the government can’t take it away. Our Founding Fathers knew, and our Supreme Court has upheld, that the Second Amendment’s purpose is to guarantee our right to defend ourselves and our families.
This is about self-defense, plain and simple. It’s been said that the Second Amendment is America’s first freedom. That’s because the Right to Keep and Bear Arms protects all our other rights. We are the only country in the world that has a Second Amendment. Protecting that freedom is imperative.”
Those who say there is no difference between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump’s political views are simply wrong. There is a world of difference between Clinton and Trump on the 2nd Amendment and only Trump can defeat Clinton this November and stop her open assault on our right to defend our families and selves with a firearm. Only Trump can stop Hillary Clinton now.
Lee Enochs (B.A., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary), is the founder and CEO of Conservatives for California, a small-government and U.S. Constitution based non-profit organization dedicated to the revival of conservative political ideas in the great state of California. Lee is also a graduate student in Princeton, New Jersey and is the author of two books entitled, “The Case for Rand Paul” and, “A Biblical Defense of Capitalism” which can be purchased at Amazon.com.