During a July 20 interview with USA Today, NRA-ILA’s Chris Cox said that Hillary Clinton lies when she denies her goal is to confiscate guns.
His exact words: “It’s another lie from Hillary Clinton.”
According to USA Today, Cox stressed that “the NRA takes Clinton seriously when she says gun control is going to be a top priority if elected.” He said, “We know with 100 percent certainty that Hillary Clinton will be an unmitigated disaster when it comes to the rights of law-abiding gun owners.”
And it should be noted that Clinton has previously mentioned Australia’s confiscatory gun policy when discussing guns in America. On October 16, Breitbart News reported that Clinton was a speaker at a Keene State College town hall when she made clear that Australia’s confiscation of firearms via a national buyback provides “a good example” for how other countries responded to mass shootings. She went on to say that such a plan is “worth looking at” when considering gun policies in the U.S.
You know, Australia’s a good example, Canada’s a good example, [and] the UK’s a good example. Why? Because each of them had mass killings, Australia had a huge mass killing about 20 or 25 years ago. Canada did as well, so did the UK. In reaction, they passed much stricter gun laws. In the Australian example, as I recall, that was a buyback program. The Australian government as part of trying to clamp down on the availability of… weapons offered a good price for buying hundreds of thousands of guns and basically clamped down going forward, in terms of having more of a background check approach — more of a permitting approach.
Clinton said, “The [Australian] government was able to curtail the supply and set a different standard for gun purchases in the future, ” adding, “It would be worth considering doing it on the national level” here.
Cox believes Clinton needs to be taken seriously on such comments. And he warns that the ability to exercise gun rights may disappear altogether if she is elected to the office of president.
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.