"But I have promises to keep, And miles to go before I sleep"--(Robert Frost)
The people Hillary Clinton has called "a basket of deplorables"--and others in her camp have smeared as lowbrows, "ammosexuals," racists and xenophobes--have won in their desperate campaign to keep an avowed enemy of the right to keep and bear arms out of the Oval Office. Despite best (worst?) efforts of globalists, Democrats, the media, academia, Hollywood, Silicon Valley billionaires, radicals, open borders extremists, gun-grabbers and assorted useful idiots (all aided and abetted by "Never Trump" establishment Republicans), Donald Trump has been elected 45th president of the United States.
He won convincingly, "big league," showing assorted chattering class pundits and pollsters really have no clue as to what drives traditional Americans they do not know but nonetheless feel superior to. And Trump's win proves this, as Bill Clinton confessed after the Democrats lost control of Congress following the 1994 "assault weapon" ban, gun owners still pack clout when they're sufficiently motivated.
With Hillary, they had reason to be. After all, she was on record saying the Supreme Court was wrong on the Second Amendment. Her lame debate attempt to clarify this by explaining she only wanted to keep "toddlers" in the District of Columbia safe from accidents was unconvincing: what SCOTUS had ruled on in Heller was 2A is an individual right; in McDonald, they ruled it applied to the states. She disagrees.
"I believe weapons of war have no place on our streets," Clinton elaborated. "If the FBI is watching you for suspected terrorist links, you shouldn't be able to just go buy a gun with no questions asked. You shouldn't be able to exploit loopholes and evade criminal background checks by buying online or at a gun show. And yes, if you're too dangerous to get on a plane, you are too dangerous to buy a gun in America."
In other words, she wanted to grab guns. She had even expressed support for an Australian-style mandatory "buyback, " a curious term to use for something the government never owned in the first place. She wanted to end private sales under the "background check" deception, something the National Institute of Justice has admitted: "Effectiveness depends on the ability to reduce straw purchasing, requiring gun registration ..."
She wanted to presume guilt and ignore due process, using "terror" and "mental health" scare terms and secret lists, where no protections for the individual...