“[Hillary]” told Fox News’ Chris Wallace in July she does not support overturning the Supreme Court’s 2008 Heller ruling that established an individual’s right to bear arms.”
Bloomberg — hardly a pro-gun source — reports something different: http://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2016-05-20/hillary-clinton-believes-pivotal-gun-rights-ruling-was-wrong-adviser-says
“Clinton believes Heller was wrongly decided in that cities and states should have the power to craft common sense laws to keep their residents safe, like safe storage laws to prevent toddlers from accessing guns,” Maya Harris, a policy adviser to Clinton, said in an e-mailed statement. “In overturning Washington D.C.’s safe storage law, Clinton worries that Heller may open the door to overturning thoughtful, common sense safety measures in the future.”
WaPo — again, not a pro-gun source — also reports something different:
A few weeks ago, an adviser to the Hillary Clinton campaign claimed that Clinton believes the Supreme Court's decision…www.washingtonpost.com
CLINTON: “ I think that for most of our history, there was a nuanced reading of the Second Amendment until the decision by the late Justice Scalia and there was no argument until then that localities and states and the federal government had a right, as we do with every amendment, to impose reasonable regulation…
“If it is a constitutional right, then it, like every other constitutional right, is subject to reasonable regulation. And what people have done with that decision is to take it as far as they possibly can and reject what has been our history from the very beginning of the republic, where some of the earliest laws that were passed were about firearms.”
So it’s a bit misleading to act as if Hillary is some principled defender of an individual right to keep and bear arms. Given her history on the issue and the evasiveness of her current statements, gun-owners have every reason to be skeptical.