In a fact-check on the gun claims Hillary Clinton made during the last presidential debate, the Wall Street Journal reports that she “misleadingly suggested” the District of Columbia v Heller (2008) decision endangers toddlers.
WSJ goes on to show that Heller was not about toddlers but about the Washington, D.C. handgun ban, which took effect in 1976.
The discussion of Heller arose after debate moderator Chris Wallace pointed out that in 2015, Clinton said, “the Supreme Court is wrong on the Second Amendment.” Her statement was in reference to the Heller decision, so Wallace asked if she would explain why she believed the decision was a mistake.
I disagreed with the way the court applied the Second Amendment in that case, because what the District of Columbia was trying to do was to protect toddlers from guns. So they wanted people with guns to safely store them.
Clinton also admitted being “upset” by the decision and reiterated her suggestion that toddlers would be endangered by it.