Thursday, May 12, 2016

The Candidates

Digging through the internets on a pre-dawn morning, I happened to do a google search for Hillary's position on gun control.  Her platform is posted on the internet.  If you click over on her page about gun violence, we see a bunch of left-wing spew about how she's going to control gun violence.  There is a laundry list of things she wants to do to prevent gun violence, and as you might suspect, it's the standard bullet point list of things that you might hear from the Brady Bunch.  Click over if you must, but be advised.  As a gun owner, you aren't going to like it.  Just as an example, here are two of her bullet points.
Tightening the gun show and Internet sales loophole if Congress won’t. If Congress refuses to act, Hillary will take administrative action to require that any person attempting to sell a significant number of guns abide by the same commonsense rules that apply to gun stores—including requiring background checks on gun sales. 
Administrative action.  That means executive action.  No congressional approval.
Repeal the gun industry’s unique immunity protection. Hillary believes the gun industry must be held accountable for violence perpetrated with their guns. Hillary will lead the charge to repeal the so-called “Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act,” a dangerous law that prevents victims of gun violence from holding negligent manufacturers and dealers accountable for violence perpetrated with their guns.
 She wants to be able to sue a manufacturer, not if the product is defective, but if it is criminally misused.  No manufacturer can protect against a criminal obtaining his product and using it to cause a crime.  Not Ford, not Chevy, not Colt, nor Smith and Wesson.  Under the PLCAA, normal product defects can be adjudicated if someone is harmed, but Ford can't be sued if a drunk driver runs over someone with their car.  The PLCAA protects gun manufacturers from liability in criminal misuse cases.  Of course, the left-side wants to repeal this leguslation, and sue the manufacturers out of business.

These are just two of Hillary's bullet points.  The rest is a similar litany of a left-wing wet-dream of gun bans, confiscation, taxation, and criminalization.  Read it if you must, but I've seen enough.

So, then, I clicked over to Donald Trumps platform page.  I was pleasantly surprised.
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.
Well, that's clear enough.  Let's look at some of his bullet points.

Enforce The Laws On The Books. We need to get serious about prosecuting violent criminals. The Obama administration’s record on that is abysmal.

GUN AND MAGAZINE BANS. Gun and magazine bans are a total failure. That’s been proven every time it’s been tried

NATIONAL RIGHT TO CARRY. The right of self-defense doesn’t stop at the end of your driveway. That’s why I have a concealed carry permit and why tens of millions of Americans do too

Again, you can click over to his page that I've linked above and look at the whole platform.  For myself, I like what I see.

I'd never vote for Hillary anyway.  I believe that she's a felon, a danger to the national security, a danger to the American Dream, and a stepping stone on the way to tyranny.

And, like many Republicans, I admit that I wasn't crazy about Donald Trump.  I have to give the man his credit, though.  He's weeded through the opposition, he's spoken his mind, time and again, and he's prevailed in a crazy, free-wheeling primary season.  After reading Trump's 2nd Amendment page, I'm fairly convinced that he's on our side.

PawPaw is endorsing Donald Trump for President of the United States.


Termite said...

I'm not going to endorse "The Donald".

However, assuming it comes down to him or the Hildabeast(AKA Jezebel), I will vote for him.

Lesser of 2 evils, and all that........

Old NFO said...

If she gets in, 2A is dead...