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Hillary Clinton: Soon Americans Will Execute Each Other for Chewing Gum



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One final section of today’s Jolt worth sharing over here . . . 

Hillary Clinton: Soon Americans Will Execute Each Other for Chewing Gum

In other Clinton news . . . 

Speaking at a National Council for Behavioral Health conference outside of Washington, [Hillary] Clinton was asked about the role guns play in suicides. While Clinton said she supports Second Amendment rights, she added that there needs to be a proper trade-off between safety and freedom, and that things have swung too far toward the latter.

“I think again we’re way out of balance. We’ve got to rein in what has become almost an article of faith that almost anybody can have a gun anywhere at any time. And I don’t believe that is in the best interest of the vast majority of people,” she said.

She referred to recent high-profile incidents of minor disputes in movie theaters or parking lots that escalated into lethal shootings, saying, “That’s what happens in the countries I’ve visited that have no rule of law.”

She decried new laws proliferating across the country that allow people to carry weapons in churches, bars, and other public places, saying that they will only lead to more deadly violence that could otherwise be avoided. “At the rate we’re going, we’re going to have so many people with guns,” she continued, “in settings where . . . [they] decide they have a perfect right to defend themselves against the gum chewer or the cell-phone talker.”

What a wonderful faith she has in her fellow citizens!

She wants to lead us, but that doesn’t necessarily mean she trusts us or particularly likes us.

She’s talking nonsense, of course. No one needs to draw a firearm because of a loud, rude, or obnoxious cell-phone talker. That’s what Kevin Williamson is for.


Tags: Hillary Clinton , Gun Control


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