Day 18 – My journey to find reasons to vote for Hillary rather than just against Trump.
This one’s a bit of a toss-up for me.
Hillary has been a strong advocate of gun control from the beginning. In fact, she claims that Congress’ failure to act after Littleton is what inspired her run. While the details of her position have shifted over time, she has always favored restricting assault weapons and tighter background checks and rules about who should be able to purchase a gun.
I, of course, would like to see them banned altogether, but I understand, that, in a democracy, I’m not going to win this fight. For those who fear she wants the same thing, here’s a good parsing of her position:
In the meantime, I will take comfort in the fact that she has advocated for stronger gun control since the beginning and she has made it a central part of her platform.
Here’s a summation of her comments and position over time:http://www.ontheissues.org/…/Hillary_Clinton_Gun_Control.htm