BELLEVUE, Wash., Jan. 11, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- When it comes to civil rights, Hillary Rodham Clinton engages in a deplorable double standard, considering her remarks Sunday during an appearance before Planned Parenthood to get their endorsement, the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms said today.
Clinton was in Manchester, N.H. to pick up the endorsement, and during her remarks, she told the organization bluntly, "Any right that requires you to take extraordinary measures to access it is no right at all."
"Clinton may have been talking about reproductive rights," observed CCRKBA Chairman Alan Gottlieb, "but her comment can apply equally to any other right, including the right to keep and bear arms.
"But we all know better," he continued. "When it comes to gun rights, she's all for throwing every possible roadblock in the way including anything the gun prohibition lobby can dream up. She is a classic gun control extremist who has declared war on America's firearms owners and rather than afford the same protections to honest gun owners that she would give her political supporters, she would bury those good citizens in mountains of red tape."
In her remarks, Clinton urged Planned Parenthood members to vote, asserting "You know every election is important. But this one poses such a stark choice. And the stakes are so high."
"Hillary Clinton is playing a game of high stakes hypocrisy," Gottlieb said. "Her defense of rights doesn't extend to the Second Amendment because she is an anti-gun bigot.
"How can gun owners trust anyone with such a blatant double-standard regarding the exercise of a civil right," he wondered. "It's this kind of pathetic political correctness that is largely responsible for her trust factor to be so low in the polls. If we can't trust Clinton to respect the cornerstone of the constitution, how can we trust her with the life and well-being of the country?"
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