Gee, is this really smart on the part of Dan Gross, the Brady Campaign and gun grabbers nationwide?
Do they really think any electable candidate is going to go against the beliefs of 2/3rds of Americans?
Hillary’s White House bid energizes gun control supporters
(The Hill) – Gun-control advocates have high hopes for Hillary Clinton’s presidential run, viewing her as an ally who can finish the push for tightened background checks that has stalled in President Obama’s second term.
Clinton, the front-runner for the Democratic nomination, has been a staunch advocate of gun-control proposals, such as expanding background checks and banning assault weapons. Last summer, she ripped groups that oppose those ideas as out of step with public opinion.
“We cannot let a minority of people, and that’s what it is, it is a minority of people, hold a view point that terrorizes the majority of people,” Clinton said during a CNN town-hall event.
The remark was music to the ears of gun-control groups, who want her to bring that same rhetoric to the campaign trail.
“As Hillary runs for president, she has a tremendous opportunity to educate the American public about how effective background checks are and the need to finish the job,” said Dan Gross, president of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence.