BELLEVUE, Wash., April 21, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Responding to Democrat Hillary Clinton's assertion yesterday during a "gun violence forum" in Philadelphia that there are "too many guns" in America, the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms is telling the former Secretary of State that "Our guns are none of your business."
Quoted by WCBM, Clinton told her audience Wednesday, "When it comes to guns, we have just too many guns. On the streets, in our homes, in our neighborhoods. And, you know, there's been a lot of talk in this campaign, in the primary campaign, about the power of certain interests in our country. And we do have a bunch of powerful interests, make no mistake about it. But there is no more powerful lobby than the gun lobby."
Attacking gun owners and the firearms industry has become a cornerstone of Clinton's campaign to win the Democratic nomination.
"Who put Hillary Clinton in charge of deciding how many firearms are too many," CCRKBA Chairman Alan Gottlieb questioned. "There's no doubt she would like to be in charge of dictating how many guns someone can own, but the Constitution just might get in her way, not to mention tens of millions of American voters who don't care for the demagoguery she represents. But, like the man she wants to succeed in the White House, it doesn't appear that the Constitution or the Second Amendment rights of American citizens mean much to her.
"Clinton has made gun owners the collective bogeyman of her campaign rhetoric," he continued. "For months she has been dragging the Second Amendment through the mud along her campaign trail. She has demonized the firearms industry, encouraged social bigotry against millions of honest American citizens and even said that she thinks the Supreme Court was wrong about the individual right to keep and bear arms.
"Hillary Clinton and her elitist friends have no business dictating to American citizens how many or what kinds of guns they can own, or how much red tape they have to wade through in order to exercise a constitutionally-protected civil right," Gottlieb stated. "The irony is that every time she opens her mouth about guns, people open their wallets and buy more guns. She thinks there are too many guns, but the American public obviously thinks there are too many anti-gun politicians."
With more than 650,000 members and supporters nationwide, the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms (www.ccrkba.org) is one of the nation's premier gun rights organizations. As a non-profit organization, the Citizens Committee is dedicated to preserving firearms freedoms through active lobbying of elected officials and facilitating grass-roots organization of gun rights activists in local communities throughout the United States.
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