One of the many emails released by Wikileaks Friday reveals that if elected, Democrat Hillary Clinton would use her pen and her phone to bypass Congress and rule like a dictator on gun control, using executive orders to close the so-called “gun show loophole.”
“Circling back around on guns as a follow up to the Friday morning discussion: the Today show has indicated they definitely plan to ask bout guns, and so to have the discussion be more of a news event than her previous times discussing guns, we are going to background reporters tonight on a few of the specific proposals she would support as President – universal background checks of course, but also closing the gun show loophole by executive order and imposing manufacturer liability,” says an email from Clinton campaign press secretary Brian Fallon.
A post at Truth About Guns notes:
The imposition of UBCs would be a largely cometic move which would, in practice, do little to nothing to prevent actual “gun violence.” Criminals, by definition don’t comply with transfer laws anyway, so they’d continue their business as usual. Such an order would only inconvenience and ensnare law-abiding gun owners, which a Clinton administration would likely view as more a feature than a bug.
As for imposing product liability on gun manufacturers by executive fiat, that would be more problematic. The Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act indemnifies firearms manufacturers against liability when crimes are committed using their products. An executive order nullifying a duly enacted law would provoke an immediate lawsuit in response and likely an injunction until the matter could be fully adjudicated, probably ultimately by the Supreme Court. A Court which, by the time the suit reached it, would have a newly installed member nominated by, that’s right, Hillary Clinton.
In short, Hillary Clinton — possibly the most evil person ever nominated to the White House by a major party — would rule like a dictator on guns if she wins in November.