Hillary Clinton, according to a new National Rifle Association ad running North Carolina and a few other swing states, doesn’t want gun owners to be able to protect themselves.
“She’s one of the wealthiest women in politics,” the ad begins. “Combined income: $30 million. Tours the world on private jets. Protected by armed guards for 30 years. But she doesn’t believe in your right to keep a gun at home for self-defense.”
PolitiFact North Carolina decided to fact-check the claim that Clinton “doesn’t believe in your right to keep a gun at home for self-defense.”
Her Republican rival, Donald Trump, has made similar claims before. He got a False for saying Clinton wants to abolish the Second Amendment in May and again in July. PolitiFact has also given a Pants on Fire ruling to a viral image that spread online during the primary, saying Clinton said she wants to shut down the NRA and ban handguns.
Now the NRA has also entered the fray, launching its ad campaign the day after Trump said that "Second Amendment people" might be able to somehow stop Clinton.
PolitiFact NC ruled the ad was False, using the NRA’s own evidence for its claim.
Read the full article for all the details, and for more on what Clinton has said about gun buybacks, assault weapon bans and the Second Amendment in general.
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Statement: Says Hillary Clinton “doesn’t believe in your right to keep a gun at home for self-defense.”
Ruling: Clinton has never said that. The NRA cited a recording of her saying she disagreed with a Supreme Court case affirming some gun rights, but the same recording shows Clinton is clearly talking about concerns other than keeping a gun at home for self-defense. She specifically talks about someone going armed to a grocery store. We rate this claim False.