Wednesday, April 15, 2015

From guns to pot, here are the liberties Hillary Clinton doesn’t want you to have

By Maria Santos | April 14, 2015 | Comments

In light of Hillary Clinton’s big announcement, we thought you could use a refresher on a few of the liberties Clinton would rather you not have—from gun rights to privacy rights. Especially since so far, there’s not a lot on her campaign website about where she stands on any of these issues.

On guns:
“We’ve got to rein in what has become almost an article of faith that almost anybody can have a gun anywhere at any time,” Clinton said last year. “And I don’t believe that is in the best interest of the vast majority of people.”
In the past, Hillary has backed strict licensing requirements for gun owners and an “assault weapon” ban.

On drug decriminalization:
In 2008, she was opposed to decriminalizing marijuana for recreational use. In 2011, she said, “It is not likely to work. There is just too much money in it, and I don’t think that—you can legalize small amounts for possession, but those who are making so much money selling, they have to be stopped.” Asked more recently about medical marijuana, Hillary evaded the question, saying “I don’t think we’ve done enough research yet.”
She’s also not super into legal substances either, saying in 2007 that a ban on public smoking would be a “good day for America.”

On law enforcement:
Clinton was all for the tough-on-crime measures that ended with 1 in every 31 adults in America under correctional control. In 1994, she was busy declaring, “We need more police, we need more and tougher prison sentences for repeat offenders. The three strikes and you’re out for violent offenders has to be part of the plan. We need more prisons to keep violent offenders for as long as it takes to keep them off the streets.”

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