The left was gung-ho for gun control in 2016, but in the process of pushing it they got eight things pitifully wrong and suffered huge losses.
Here are the eight:
- Hillary Clinton assumed that a gun control-based campaign was a winning campaign. Clinton ran on expanding background checks, banning “assault weapons,” allowing crime victims to sue gun manufacturers and gun sellers, placing more regulatory oversight on federally licensed gun dealers, and filling Antonin Scalia’s Supreme Court vacancy with an anti-gun justice who would support reversing, or at least tweaking, the District of Columbia v Heller (2008) decision. Clinton’s gun control gambit was so obvious that even gun control proponent California Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom (D) warned that Clinton was “taking a big risk.” Newsom issued this warning in November 2015; the American people concurred in November 2016.