While under FBI scrutiny, Hillary Clinton says that those under FBI scrutiny forfeit Second Amendment rights.
Clinton is currently being investigated for emails she allegedly sent and received on a private, outsourced server while secretary of state. The Washington Times reports that “15 percent” of one batch of such emails were “marked classified.”
The FBI continues to investigate Clinton and her State Department staff over this issue.
Yet on June 13, one day after the terror attack on the Pulse Orlando nightclub left 49 dead, Clinton suggested that people under FBI scrutiny ought not be able to buy firearms. According to ABC News, Clinton said, “We may have our disagreements about gun safety regulations, but we should all be able to agree on a few essential things. If the FBI is watching you for a suspected terrorist links, you shouldn’t be able to just go buy a gun with no questions asked.”
Now, it should be noted that the FBI scrutiny of Orlando gunman Omar Mateen was three years ago. And The Daily Beast reports that the scrutiny lasted less than a year; he “was under investigation for 10 months by the FBI.” When asked why the scrutiny of Mateen did not continue, FBI director James Comey gave an answer communicating a simple fact: until a person breaks laws, or proof of determination to do so is discovered, he cannot be treated as a lawbreaker. According to TIME magazine, it appears “Mateen broke no laws before he committed mass slaughter on Sunday morning.”
But Clinton is currently under FBI investigation, and questions are swirling about what valuable secrets–which classified information–her emails may or may not have exposed to a watching world.
AWR Hawkins is the Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News and political analyst for Armed American Radio. Follow him on Twitter: @AWRHawkins. Reach him directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.