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Former Secretary of State and Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton revealed her agenda to gut the Second Amendment if she is elected president in 2016 at a Democratic fundraiser in Greenwich Village in New York City.

In audio leaked by the Washington Free Beacon, Clinton is heard vowing to “go after” the National Rifle Association (NRA), which she calls a “pernicious, corrupting influence.”

Saying she was proud when her husband, President Bill Clinton, “took on the NRA,” the candidate said said she intended “do everything I can to rally people against” it.

Clinton also took aim at the U.S. Supreme Court’s interpretation of the Second Amendment right of every citizen to bear arms, saying “…the Supreme Court is wrong on the Second Amendment.”

The reference was presumably to the 2008 case, District of Columbia v. Heller, which threw out the ban on handguns in Washington, D.C. as an unconstitutional restriction on Second Amendment rights of the citizens.

She vowed to “make the case against it every chance I get.”

Clinton amassed a political resume ranging from First Lady of a southern state and of the United States, and U.S. Senator (D-NY) before losing the Democratic nomination for the presidency to relative newcomer, Barack Obama, in 2008.

Once thought to be a shoe-in for not only the 2016 Democratic nomination, but the presidency in the general election, Clinton has seen her early support wane in the face of revelations about questionable fundraising tactics used by her foundation and investigations by Congress and the FBI into her use of a private email server for official State Department business.

Clinton’s comments were reportedly made while attending a private fundraiser hosted by Manhattan real estate developer John Zaccaro, widower of former Rep. Geraldine Ferraro, (D-NY) and running mate of Democrat Sen. Walter Mondale in the 1984 election. Unfavorable publicity stemming from Zaccaro’s financial dealings tarnished the luster of both Ferraro, the first woman on a national ticket, and the Mondale-Ferraro candidacy.

Zaccaro pled guilty to fraud in 1985 for obtaining bank financing for a client.

 

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