The Clinton campaign and the allied media have set bear traps with hair triggers; mention guns and they snap.
Hillary Clinton and her party have a reputation for favoring gun control. Check out the gun laws in California and New York, if you doubt the bias. (Note: So far, no criminals obey gun laws, including the ban on gun ownership by convicted felons.)
Despite the palliative assurances of Democrats that gun ownership is not in jeopardy, the evidence screams the opposite. It seems that leading Democrats are very afraid of guns. Otherwise, why would they construe every challenge to the hypocrisy of spouting gun control from within a heavily-armed cocoon?
“If she gets to pick her judges, nothing you can do, folks,” Mr. Trump said, as the crowd began to boo. He quickly added: “Although the Second Amendment people — maybe there is, I don’t know.”
The most generous interpretation of Trump’s comment that the second-amendment supporters could prevent the appointment by voting against Clinton, or prevent confirmation by lobbying their Senators not to consent to such appointments.
But no; inferring that Trump was inciting assassination was the immediate response.
More recently Trump said,
“Now, you know she’s very much against the Second Amendment, she wants to destroy your Second Amendment — guns, guns, guns, right? I think what we should do is, she goes around with armed bodyguards like you have never seen before. I think that her bodyguards should drop all weapons, they should disarm, right? I think they should disarm. Immediately, what do you think? Yeah, take their guns away. She doesn’t want guns. Take their – let’s see what happens to her. Take their guns away, OK? It’ll be very dangerous.”
Once again, the immediate inference that Trump was inciting Clinton’s assassination, not highlighting the irony of her politics compared to her actions.
Ex-New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani said Wednesday that the Clinton campaign and the press were misconstruing Trump’s words.
“What he intended is very, very simple — that (gun owners) should vote against her,” Giuliani said on ABC’s Good Morning America. “He had no idea that anybody would interpret his words that way. It was so obvious to all of us what he meant.”
Do you believe that Trump wants Hillary dead by violence? The pro-Clinton forces want you to think so.