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Article first appeared at Cheaperthatdirt.com

Cheaperthandirt – It seems Hillary Clinton is having a problem keeping the document that made the promise and the document that fulfilled the promise straight. In a recent interview, Clinton said, “There’s a constitutional right for people to own guns, but there’s also a constitutional right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.” While these statement both come from two of the most important documents in U.S. history, there is a huge difference between the Constitution/Bill of Rights versus the Declaration of Independence.

I will write this tongue and cheek, but there seems to be at least a few of you out there who believe one [mispelling] will derail the Second Amendment and give the anti-gunners all the [amunition] they need. There are far [to] many posts for one, or even a team of editors to walk on water and deliver perfection every time, but we do our mortal best. However, for those of you with sharp eyes who catch our mistakes now and then, we salute you and will strive in the future to intimidate—nope that should have been intimate (I forgot the brackets to denote a misspelling)—well, here is one from the antis that should make our little blunders pale by comparison.

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Major gun rights groups are coming out to support the Toomey-Manchin proposal, which makes it worth a look.

Here is the full story from the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms (CCRKBA):

Hillary Rodham Clinton needs a remedial course on U.S. history because she can’t tell the difference between the Constitution and Declaration of Independence, the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms said today.

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Clinton, in an interview with television personality Steve Harvey that aired Wednesday, erroneously declared “there’s a constitutional right for people to own guns, but there’s also a constitutional right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.” But that’s not really true, noted CCRKBA Chairman Alan Gottlieb.

“Clinton had it right on the Second Amendment,” he observed, “but she’s embarrassingly wrong about life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Those unalienable rights are mentioned in the Declaration of Independence, but they are not enshrined or enumerated in the Constitution.’

Gottlieb said this gaffe “was painful, considering that Hillary Clinton is a former attorney, former First Lady, former U.S. Senator and former Secretary of State.’

“You would think that with such a resume, Clinton would have learned to get her documents straight,” he suggested. “You might also expect that some sharp reporter might have questioned her about this, but so far she’s essentially gotten a pass. If some Republican had said the same thing, he or she would have been verbally pilloried by now. Consider this one more example of media bias by a fawning press.”

Clinton, Gottlieb said, has been on the warpath against gun rights for months. Her remarks on Harvey’s program simply underscore that fact, as she has tried once again to diminish the importance of the right to keep and bear arms.

“Instead of sending her back to the White House,” Gottlieb suggested, “America should send Hillary Clinton back to the school house. ”

With more than 650,000 members and supporters nationwide, the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms is one of the nation’s premier gun rights organizations. As a non-profit organization, the Citizens Committee is dedicated to preserving firearms freedoms through active lobbying of elected officials and facilitating grass-roots organization of gun rights activists in local communities throughout the United States. The Citizens Committee can be reached by phone at (425) 454-4911, on the Internet atwww.ccrkba.org or by email to[email protected].

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