BELLEVUE, Wash., Feb. 26, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Hillary Rodham Clinton needs a remedial course on U.S. history because she can't tell the difference between the Constitution and Declaration of Independence, the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms said today.
Clinton, in an interview with television personality Steve Harvey that aired Wednesday, erroneously declared "there's a constitutional right for people to own guns, but there's also a constitutional right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness." But that's not really true, noted CCRKBA Chairman Alan Gottlieb.
"Clinton had it right on the Second Amendment," he observed, "but she's embarrassingly wrong about life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Those unalienable rights are mentioned in the Declaration of Independence, but they are not enshrined or enumerated in the Constitution.'
Gottlieb said this gaffe "was painful, considering that Hillary Clinton is a former attorney, former First Lady, former U.S. Senator and former Secretary of State.'
"You would think that with such a resume, Clinton would have learned to get her documents straight," he suggested. "You might also expect that some sharp reporter might have questioned her about this, but so far she's essentially gotten a pass. If some Republican had said the same thing, he or she would have been verbally pilloried by now. Consider this one more example of media bias by a fawning press."
Clinton, Gottlieb said, has been on the warpath against gun rights for months. Her remarks on Harvey's program simply underscore that fact, as she has tried once again to diminish the importance of the right to keep and bear arms.
"Instead of sending her back to the White House," Gottlieb suggested, "America should send Hillary Clinton back to the school house."
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.
SOURCE Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms