Clinton is not trying to repeal the Second Amendment or ban all guns. She is, however, likely to support legislation that expands background checks and what she considers “commonsense reforms to keep guns away from terrorists, domestic abusers, and other violent criminals.”
In August, Trump suggested “Second Amendment people” could help stop Clinton if she wins the election. In September, after erroneously telling his crowd that Clinton planned to “destroy” the Second Amendment, he said her bodyguards’ guns should be taken away to “see what happens to her.”
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks at a campaign event at the Cumberland United Methodist Church in Florence, S.C., Thursday, Feb. 25, 2016. Left is Dan Gross, president of the Brady Campaign and Center to Prevent Gun Violence. CREDIT: Gerald Herbert, AP
This rhetoric is clearly aimed at Donald Trump supporters. Not only does it use his signature phrase “Crooked Hillary,” but it’s also playing on the fear that Hillary is going to ban all guns if she is elected President.