Chelsea Clinton claimed that since late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia is no longer on the bench, it is now possible to enact more gun control, if her mother Hillary is elected to nominate a liberal justice.
During a campaign event, Chelsea Clinton said, “It matters to me that my mom also recognizes the role the Supreme Court has when it comes to gun control. With Justice Scalia on the bench, one of the few areas where the court actually had an inconsistent record relates to gun control.” (VIDEO: Clinton Calls For A ‘Change In Gun Culture’ In America)
“Sometimes the court upheld local and state gun control measures as being compliant with the Second Amendment and sometimes the court struck them down,” Clinton claimed.
“So if you listen to Moms Demand Action and the Brady Campaign and the major efforts pushing for smart, sensible, and enforceable gun control across our country — disclosure [they] have endorsed my mom, they say they believe the next time the court rules on gun control, it will make a definitive ruling,” Clinton argued.
“So it matters to me that my mom is the only person running for president who not only constantly makes that connection but also has a strong record on gun control and standing up to the NRA,” Clinton said as the Washington Free Beacon noted. (VIDEO: Hillary Says ‘Amen’ To Supporter Who Wants Her To Use Executive Power To Prohibit Guns In Cars)
Clinton then suggested that, “This is one of those issues I didn’t know I could care more about until I became a mother. And I think every day about the Sandy Hook families whose children every day don’t come home from school. And I can’t even imagine that living horror and tragedy.”