Clinton: ‘Gun-Safety Measures’ Don’t Violate Second Amendment

The government “has a right” to legislate “reasonable” gun-control restrictions, Hillary Clinton argued Sunday during an interview on ABC News’ “This Week.”

Newsmax reported that the leading contender for the Democratic presidential nomination advocated a “nuanced reading” of the Constitution concerning private ownership of firearms.

“This Week” host George Stephanopoulos, pointing out that presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump has falsely accused her of wanting to repeal the Second Amendment, asked Clinton: “Do you believe that an individual’s right to bear arms is a constitutional right; that it’s not linked to service in a militia?”

She responded: “I think that for most of our history there was a nuanced reading of the Second Amendment, until the decision by the late Justice Scalia; and there was no argument until then that localities and states and the federal government had a right — as we do with every amendment — to impose reasonable regulations. So I believe we can have common-sense gun-safety measures consistent with the Second Amendment.”

Clinton explained that “if (gun ownership) is a constitutional right, then it — like every other constitutional right — is subject to reasonable regulations.” She explained: “What people have done with that decision is to take it as far as they possibly can and reject what has been our history from the very beginning of the republic, where some of the earliest laws that were passed were about firearms.”

Source: Newsmax

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