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Judge Jeanine Accuses Clinton Of Trying To 'Divide' The Country Over Guns

Former Judge Jeanine Pirro clearly was not impressed with Hillary Clinton’s response to the mass shooting in Las Vegas.

The Fox News host accused Clinton of “manipulating the pain and anger” that people feel by making partisan comments about the tragedy. The 2016 Democratic presidential nominee declared Wednesday on “The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon” that she could “not believe that one whole political party in the greatest country on Earth is totally sold to the gun lobby.” When asked whether Republicans and the National Rifle Association share some of the responsibility for the nation’s “gun epidemic,” she replied: “Of course.”

Pirro fired back: “Hillary, there’s a reason you lost the election. As Americans come together, you seek to divide, not empathize, showing just how hollow a tin man you are. Just as we cannot blame all Muslims for the actions of a few, how about you not blame all gun owners for the actions of Paddock (the Las Vegas gunman)? How dare you connect law-abiding citizens exercising our Second Amendment rights to a mass murderer of innocent civilians? How dare you call us ‘complicit’ with a wack-job, a misfit, who is the epitome of evil? Hillary, stop trying to be Joan of Arc. Your words ring hollow.”

Clinton’s initial reaction to the shooting rampage, in which 58 people died and nearly 500 suffered injuries, came on Twitter. “Las Vegas, we are grieving with you,” she wrote, citing “the victims, those who lost loved ones, the responders & all affected by this cold-blooded massacre.”

Referring to proposed legislation that would legalize the private ownership of firearm silencers, Clinton tweeted: “The crowd fled at the sound of gunshots. Imagine the deaths if the shooter had a silencer, which the NRA wants to make easier to get. Our grief isn’t enough. We can and must put politics aside, stand up to the NRA, and work together to try to stop this from happening again.”

Clinton is among many Democrats who are seizing on the deadliest mass shooting by a lone assailant in U.S. history by ramping up their demands for more restrictive gun-control regulations. The Hill reported that on Sunday, Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California declared on “Meet the Press” on NBC: “I think there are many of us in growing numbers that don’t want a gun-happy country.” However, she acknowledged on CBS’ “Face the Nation” that more laws would not have prevented the slaughter in Las Vegas because the shooter “passed background checks (when) registering for handguns and other weapons on multiple occasions.”

Feinstein supports a bill banning bump stocks, which give semi-automatic firearms the kind of rapid-fire capability that is intended for military use. She said there is “Republican interest” in the measure, despite the party’s long-held opposition to restricting gun ownership. Even the NRA has indicated that it would agree to limits on bump-stock sales. Though she insisted that she believes in the constitutional right to bear arms, Feinstein noted that “what I have seen over the decades is a growth of substantial improper use of weapons.”

Another Democrat, Sen. Chris Murphy of Connecticut, announced Sunday that he is trying to cooperate with the majority party in the Senate to craft legislation that can get enough votes to pass. “I am willing to move forward with Republicans on banning these bump stocks,” he told CNN.

Source: Fox News Insider
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