March 16, 2006
What Hillary Clinton will mean for American shooters
By David E. Petzal and Phil Bourjaily
In my travels throughout this great, wide, and wonderful land, people always ask me “What about Hillary?” as though I have some kind of inside information which they don’t. Shooters, it seems, are more worried about Hillary than they are about avian flu, global warming, and the end of oil combined.
So what do I think? I think she will get the Democratic Party nomination. She has far more money and far more determination than anyone else, and will steamroll the opposition. If the election were held today, I think she would stand a good chance of winning. A lot of people really don’t like her, but then a lot of people really didn’t like W, and he got re-elected handily.
If she is elected, she will make gun owners wish her husband was back in the Oval Office. She does not like firearms and she does not like us and she is much meaner and more vindictive than Bubba. She will sign every gun law that comes along, and scream at Congress for more.
She will also unleash the BATF, which, being a Federal agency, is naturally sensitive to political pressure. Under President Bubba, it revoked thousands of FFLs and persuaded thousands of other FFL dealers that it would be the wise thing to surrender their licenses. Under George Bush, the ATF hasn't bothered anyone very much. So if Hillary were to tell them it's open season on gun dealers and buyers, what happens next should be no surprise.
I think the Hillary Clinton administration will leave the country divided as it has not been since the Civil War, and we will see secrecy and corruption on a scale hitherto unimagined. That is, if there still is a country. But that’s just what I think.