Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) on Sunday declared Hillary Clinton “the most anti-Second Amendment” presidential candidate ever, and warned that putting her in the White House would turn the Supreme Court against the “personal right to have a gun”:
Sessions, who endorsed presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump, criticized Clinton for saying the District of Columbia v. Heller decision, which he said “protects the right of individuals to keep and bear arms,” was wrong.
With the death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, Sessions said the court is now split, 4-4, in its support of the decision.
“She gets in, she will appoint somebody who changes it, and what that means is it’s no longer a personal right to have a gun, but every city, county and state can completely ban firearms in America,” he said on “Fox News Sunday.”
“This would be the greatest reduction of Second Amendment rights since the founding of the Republic.”
At the state level, gun rights are enjoying a bit of a renaissance with ten states now boasting constitutional carry laws. However, as Sessions warns, if Clinton wins the presidency there very well could be a severe crackdown on Second Amendment rights at the federal level.