Second Amendment People Are Scary

Las Vegas newspaper runs ad promoting “Pre-Hillary” gun sale

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The Las Vegas Review-Journal, which earlier this year made significant headlines after being secretly bought by Republican megadonor and casino magnate Sheldon Adelson and subsequently shedding staff, ran an ad this weekend promoting a gun sale that targeted Donald Trump supporters.

“Don’t wait! Prices will skyrocket after Crooked Hillary gets in,” the ad warns, using Trump’s own nickname for Hillary Clinton.

Clinton taking away all guns and/or jacking up the prices of guns to prohibitively high rates is a common conservative meme, but as ThinkProgress points out, it contains little truth. Clinton’s gun policies do include expanded background checks and a ban on assault weapons, both of which are common sense.

This rhetoric is unsettling, however, especially when remembering Trump’s call for “Second Amendment people” to stop Clinton from taking power.