VIDEO: Hillary supporters want to repeal the 2nd Amendment

  • Throughout the 2016 campaign, Hillary Clinton has been adamant in her support of gun control, but many of her supporters seem to want her to go even further.
  • Campus Reform spoke with Millennial Clinton supporters at a recent rally, finding nearly-unanimous support for onerous gun control measures, with several individuals even calling for the repeal of the Second Amendment.

Throughout the 2016 campaign, Hillary Clinton has been adamant in her support of gun control—an issue that has dominated the national conversation in the wake of terrorist attacks in Orlando, Paris, Nice, and San Bernardino.

In an ABC News interview, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee called for extensive background checks and closing so-called online and gun show loopholes, asserting that 90 percent of Americans are in favor of her “common-sense gun measures.”

“The Constitution is great and everything, was written hundreds of years ago.”   

[RELATED: Millennial poll: 2nd Amendment no obstacle to gun control]

Campus Reform recently visited a Hillary Clinton event in Annandale, Virginia to find out just how far her millennial supporters were willing to go in their support of gun control legislation.

Throughout the afternoon, nearly everyone we spoke with advocated for restrictive gun control measures, with many even going so far as calling for the repeal the Second Amendment.

“Do you think it would be a good idea to repeal the Second Amendment?” Campus Reform asked.

“Oh yeah, definitely, I really think that we really need to start viewing human rights as more important than gun rights,” one Hillary supporter replied.

“In an ideal world, if the NRA wasn’t around, would you think it would be a good idea?” we asked.

Another Hillary supporter echoed the sentiment saying, “yeah I think it would be a good idea. I hate the NRA.”

“Yeah, totally; I mean it’s kind of ridiculous to me that, yeah, the Constitution is great and everything, but you have to remember that people made these, humans make mistakes and it was written hundreds of years ago,” another millennial replied.

Overall, young people felt strongly that the best option for the U.S. is to abolish the Second Amendment and start over.

“So yeah, I think it’s high time and that Hillary Clinton is definitely going to be one of those people that can really spark that conversation and make a change,” one supporter summed up.

See the full video here.

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