Hillary was cautioned not to blame gun owners for the actions of terrorists…
An email contained in the WikiLeaks Podesta email release shows Hillary Clinton speechwriter Dan Schwerin warned that Clinton looked “behind the curve” by pushing gun control for what proved to be a terror attack in San Bernardino, California.
Schwerin sent the email on December 3, 2015, the day after Syed Farook and Tashfeen Malik used firearms to kill 14 co-workers as they sat defenseless in a gun-free San Bernardino County building. A suspicion of terrorism was immediate, and that suspicion was only strengthened by the evidence discovered and reported each passing hour.
On the morning of December 3, Schwerin wrote, “For the town hall topper this afternoon, I think we should drop all gun references. The story is moving more and more toward terrorism and it seems like by riffing on guns just now she looked a little behind the curve.”
Of course, this did not mean that Clinton’s campaign opposed using a terror attack to push gun control. Rather, Schwerin was stressing that Clinton looked like she did not understand what was happening; she appeared to have missed the terror aspect of the attack.
Just days after Schwerin’s email, the Clinton campaign reworked the San Bernardino gun control approach, placing references to gun control in a speech about defeating the Islamic State (ISIS).
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