Fairfax, VA -(AmmoLand.com)- Last Sunday, ABC This Week host, and former Clinton White House Communications Director, George Stephanopoulos questioned Hillary Clinton about her support for gun control.
While Clinton’s evasive response as to whether she believes the Second Amendment protects an individual right has garnered a great deal of attention, Clinton’s response to a follow-up question about taxing firearms is also of interest. It has been reported that Stephanopoulos was a relative voice of reason within the Clinton White House, skeptical of the efficacy of gun control.
To preface his question, Stephanopoulos showed Clinton a video clip from a September 30, 1993 Senate Finance Committee hearing on President Bill Clinton’s plans to overhaul the U.S. health care system. Clinton testified before the committee as chair of the President’s Task Force on National Health Care Reform. In the clip, Clinton was asked by Sen. Bill Bradley (D-N.J.) if she supported a 25 percent tax on firearms to fund the cost of the president’s healthcare proposal. Clinton responded, “I’m all for that. I just don’t know what else we’re going to do to try to figure out …Read the Rest