Hilliary on guns

Discussion in 'Hunters Rights Forum' started by The Other David, Aug 30, 2006.

  1. The Other David

    The Other David Elite Refuge Member

    Apr 15, 2000
    Hillary and Guns
    by Tom Fitton

    What kind of President will Hillary Clinton make? I realize this is a disturbing thought, but we must consider it as Senator Clinton remains the odds-on favorite to win the Democratic nomination for President in 2008. The way I figure it, with the Clintons, past is prologue.

    That’s why Judicial Watch’s investigations team has been inspecting the newly released Clinton Presidential Library records. (We don’t endorse or oppose candidates, but it is part of educational and corruption-fighting mission to see the Clintons held accountable.)

    Recently, our investigations team uncovered documents that provide some interesting, and troubling, details about the Clintons’ plan to destroy the gun industry, a la “Big Tobacco.” Here’s just a sample of what we discovered.

    A memorandum from former Clinton Advisor Sidney Blumenthal to Bruce Reed, Director of the White House Domestic Policy Council, dated November 9, 1998, which reads: "I've enclosed an article and a press release about the new effort to file class action suits against gun manufacturers. I think this is a very promising idea. Let's talk about it soon." The press release, from the Office of the Mayor of New Orleans, was in draft form, suggesting the Mayor coordinated the strategy with the Clinton White House.
    The "promising idea" identified by Blumenthal involved filing massive product liability and negligence lawsuits against major handgun makers, "the opening salvo in a campaign against the gun industry by an alliance of anti-tobacco attorneys and local governments," wrote the Los Angeles Times. According to one of the lawyers involved in the lawsuits: "We are going to do to [the gun industry] what we did to tobacco. It's going to be a very large war."
    Our investigators also uncovered a March 6, 2000 letter from New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer with a handwritten note at the top from Bill Clinton to then-White House Deputy Counsel Bruce Lindsey, which reads: "Bruce, See me re: this…has some good ideas for future." Among the "good ideas" -- denying gun manufacturers the right to sell guns to the military and law enforcement unless they sign an anti-gun "code of conduct" that would cripple the industry.
    Hillary Clinton and the anti-gun rights crowd used this extortive litigation strategy to strong-arm gun manufacturer Smith and Wesson into adopting some of their policies. President Bush put an end to the federal abuse of the gun industry in 2000. Will a “President Hillary” revert back to government extortion of the gun industry?

    Tom Fitton is the president of Judicial Watch.
  2. Dogman

    Dogman Moderator Moderator

    Nov 1, 2002
    Liberal litigationist,what a pain in the rump they are.
  3. Dave D

    Dave D Elite Refuge Member

    Jan 9, 2005
    On the Delaware in NJ
    Thanks for the info David.
  4. SpoonMan3

    SpoonMan3 Senior Refuge Member

    Jan 25, 2005
    Middle TN / Fair Oaks, AR

    No joke...that is insane.
  5. Bill in Il

    Bill in Il Senior Refuge Member

    Feb 14, 2005
    Thanks.....Interesting post.

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