As gun control groups rally around Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonRepublicans seem set to win the midterms — unless they defeat themselves Poll: Democracy is under attack, and more violence may be the future Popping the progressive bubble MORE, the National Rifle Association (NRA) on Friday expressed concerns about the Democratic presidential front-runner.
“The Second Amendment is on the ballot this November,” the NRA’s top lobbyist Chris Cox said Friday.
“Gun control groups are endorsing Hillary Clinton because they believe that she will work to eliminate individual gun ownership in this country,” Cox added.
Earlier in the day, former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s gun control group, Everytown for Gun Safety, endorsed Clinton. The Brady Campaign to End Gun Violence and Americans for Responsible Solutions — run by former Rep. Gabby Giffords (D-Ariz.), who was shot in the head at a constituent event — threw its support behind Clinton in January.
Everytown said Clinton is the only presidential candidate with a consistent record of standing up for gun control.
That’s the very reason why the NRA is opposing Clinton.
“Hillary Clinton does not believe that law-abiding Americans have the right to use a firearm to protect themselves in their homes,” Cox said.
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