Here's Hillary Clinton
Clinton is in favor of licensing and registration of gun-owners.
RUSSERT: The leading cause for death among young black men is guns — death, homicide. Mayor Bloomberg of New York, you all know him, he and 250 mayors have started the campaign, Mayors Against Illegal Guns.
Senator Clinton,when you ran for the Senate in 2000, you said that everyone who wishes to purchase a gun should have a license, and that every handgun sale or transfer should be registered in a national registry. Will you try to implement such a plan?
CLINTON: Well, I am against illegal guns, and illegal guns are the cause of so much death and injury in our country. I also am a political realist and I understand that the political winds are very powerful against doing enough to try to get guns off the street, get them out of the hands of young people.
The law in New York was as you state, and the law in New York has worked to a great extent.
CLINTON: I don’t want the federal government preempting states and cities like New York that have very specific problems.
So here’s what I would do. We need to have a registry that really works with good information about people who are felons, people who have been committed to mental institutions like the man in Virginia Tech who caused so much death and havoc. We need to make sure that that information is in a timely manner, both collected and presented.
We do need to crack down on illegal gun dealers. This is something that I would like to see more of.
And we need to enforce the laws that we have on the books. I would also work to reinstate the assault weapons ban. We now have, once again, police deaths going up around the country, and in large measure because bad guys now have assault weapons again. We stopped it for awhile. Now they’re back on the streets.
So there are steps we need to take that we should do together. You know, I believe in the Second Amendment. People have a right to bear arms. But I also believe that we can common-sensically approach this.
RUSSERT: But you’ve backed off a national licensing registration plan?
How does she propose we do that? Ask everyone to come forward? Only the law-abiding will come forward and go through an onerous and expensive licensing and registration process. This won't do a damn thing to stop "illegal guns" as Clinton calls them. It will however kill shooting sports and make guns inaccessible to the poor.
Clinton should talk to our northern neighbors. They already tried licensing and registration and the creation of a government registry. It didn't stop crime. Many people refused to comply and the government couldn't really do anything about it. The government spent BILLIONS trying to accomplish this before finally deciding it was futile and scrapping the plan entirely. Also, every time a government has disarmed citizens via confiscation, licensing and registration was the precursor.
Clinton says, "Illegal guns are the cause of so much death and injury in our country"
NO! Violent criminals cause death and injury. My guns don't load themselves and start shooting people, a PERSON is needed for that. I am a "young person" so does she want to get guns out of my hands? Of course she does, because she'd do everything possible to ban civilian ownership of guns, from AR-15's to muzzleloaders.
"The law in New York was as you state, and the law in New York has worked to a great extent."
Really Senator Clinton? That must mean New York is one of the safest states in the country...
"I don’t want the federal government preempting states and cities like New York that have very specific problems."
Heller must really scare you then Mrs. Clinton. Let me tell you something about your "specific problems" in NY. Violent criminals are getting weapons on the black market and then killing each other and preying upon the good citizens you've disarmed. Of course you already knew that. You just want to make sure to keep all the "common folk" in your state unarmed so that only the police, military, politicians, and their friends can be armed.
"We do need to crack down on illegal gun dealers. This is something that I would like to see more of."
What you really mean is you want to close the "gun-show loophole" and ban all private sales. You want to use the BATF to shut down as many legal dealers as possible for not crossing T's, dotting I's and writing out full words.
"I believe in the Second Amendment. People have a right to bear arms. But I also believe that we can common-sensically approach this."
Don't try to BS me. Your "common-sense approach" won't be complete till only the police, military, and politicians can own guns." Self-Defense? What's that? That's not a right, but healthcare for every American certainly is. Besides, I've seen what "common-sense" means to people like you. It means about the same as "compromise." And you say you've backed off on licensing and registration. Sure you have, until after the election.
"I would also work to reinstate the assault weapons ban."
Right, you and the other two morons who're the front runners for the Democratic Nomination. Hell, your own husband's administration concluded that the AWB had no impact on crime. You should also remember that, according to your husband, the ban was responsible for the Democrats losing Congress.
Keep in mind that Clinton, Obama, Edwards etc. have never seen gun control legislation they didn't like. They've never seen a restriction that wasn't "reasonable"
Brady II is the kind of "common-sense gun control" these socialist pigs will push for if given the chance.