Aug. 10, 2016, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning today issued the following statement in response to Donald Trump’s statement that “Hillary wants to abolish, essentially abolish the Second Amendment. By the way, if she gets to pick… if she gets to pick her judges, nothing you can do, folks. Although the Second Amendment people, maybe there is. I don’t know”:
“Donald Trump is right about one thing. Hillary Clinton will put judges on the bench who want to abolish the Second Amendment individual right to keep and bear arms via judicial decree. And there will be little anyone can do to stop it. By the end of Hillary Clinton’s first term in office, two out of every three federal judges will have been appointed by Democrat presidents. Who knows how many Supreme Court justices she will appoint? But her aim is clear. She will appoint judges who will overturn D.C. v. Heller, a ruling that would strip Americans of their rights—and maybe even their guns.
“Noting how dangerous banning guns might be is not the problem. Undermining the Second Amendment and eroding what is a vital check against federal power is what is truly dangerous. If we ignore this fault line in the Bill of Rights, our society could be flirting with catastrophe. Hillary Clinton, Democrats and their war on guns is far more provocative — and dangerous — than anything Trump might say about it, and that’s the truth.”
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