As CNN announces a town hall about guns with President Obama (the one where it seemed as if millions of straw men suddenly cried out in terror, and were suddenly silenced) it’s clear where 2016 is headed in the gun debate. So it should comes as no surprise that Hillary Clinton planted a young boy with an anti-gun question at a town hall meeting…
The scent of chlorophyl was strong as a young boy approached Hillary Clinton at a town hall in New Hampshire holding a note card. Clinton put her arm around the boy’s shoulder as he read aloud from the card: “When you become president, what is your plan to connect mental health problems and guns to make sure that me, my brothers, and my friends are safe from violence at school?”
Clinton, though, stuck with the tried-and-not-true promise to close the “gun show loophole,” and she also proposed creating a new gun rights group to rival the National Rifle Association.
Riiiiight, as opposed to all the other anti-gun alternatives to the NRA that have come and gone…because leftists still can’t tell the difference from the truth about the NRA and their lies about the NRA.
Can we definitely claim the boy is a “plant”? Not exactly. But judging by how the boy stumbled over his (supposedly) own words, even reading from the script which he (supposedly) wrote… we’re going on a hunch.
Here be some facts, yo. From the Cato Institute:
Since 1938, persons selling firearms have been required to obtain a federal firearms license. If a dealer sells a gun from a storefront, from a room in his home or from a table at a gun show, the rules are exactly the same: he can get authorization from the FBI for the sale only after the FBI runs its “instant” background check (which often takes days to complete). As a result, firearms are the most severely regulated consumer product in the United States — the only product for which FBI permission is required for every single sale.
Most people selling guns at a gun show are gun dealers. All the same rules and regulations apply to gun dealers. Got it? Not that they matter to people who are allergic to facts, but here are some more about guns from gun show purchases, also from the Cato Institute:
According to an NIJ study released in December 1997 (“Homicide in Eight U.S. Cities,” a report that covers much more than homicide), only 2 percent of criminal guns come from gun shows.
That’s not very many.
Seems like Hillary Clinton’s “gun show loophole” argument is as phony as the little boy reading an anti-gun question from a script at her townhall meeting.
2016 is going to be fuuuuuuuuun. Hear more from Hillary’s anti-gun spokesman, Roger Goodman, below: