Former Clinton White House press secretary and Clinton Foundation contributor George Stephanopoulos broke away from softball questions in his interview of Hillary Clinton on ABC’s Sunday program, “This Week,” and was rewarded with a bombshell.

The presumptive Democrat candidate for the presidency, a woman who served as Secretary of State, senator, First Lady of a state and of the nation, a graduate of Yale Law School, and adjunct professor at the University of Arkansas Law School refused to admit that an individual’s right to bear arms is a constitutional one.

Certain rights are inalienable in the language of Thomas Jefferson’s bold statement of the premise of America’s founding in the Declaration of Independence, and were considered so important that some states refused to ratify the Constitution in 1787 without enumeration of them.

The Bill of Rights, the first ten amendments to the Constitution, was adopted to do that: free speech, the right to assemble, free press, the right to a speedy trial were specifically named as rights, not gifts from the government.

Significantly, the language of the second amendment is the only instance where the Founders chose to specifically prohibit any infringement by the government.

“… the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.”

Clinton’s belief that it can, in fact, be infringed, came in her response to Stephanopoulos’s question, “Do you believe an individual’s right to bear arms is a Constitutional right, that it’s not linked to service in a militia?”

Responding, Clinton claimed, “…localities and states and the federal government had a right as we do with every Amendment to impose reasonable regulations,” before laying out her plans to expand government gun control.

To his credit, Stephanopoulos pressed Clinton, who repeated, “it like every other Constitutional right is subject to reasonable regulations.”

Perhaps a good follow-up question would be whether Clinton believes the constitutional right to refuse to testify to avoid self-incrimination is absolute, something she may need to invoke when she is questioned by the FBI in conjunction with its ongoing investigation into her activities while serving as Secretary of State.



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