“I’m sick about it, and I feel an absolute urgency for this country to start being sensible about keeping guns away from people who should not have them”, Clinton said.
Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson, who is polling well in the Republican nominations race, said there would be “those who are going to be calling for gun control”.
Hillary Clinton blasted Republicans for their anti-gun control position Friday, telling fired up Democrats that the party “put the NRA ahead of American families”. “What the NRA does in their single-minded, absolutist theology about the Second Amendment being sacrosanct – when we know that every constitutional right and amendment can be tailored in an appropriate way without breaching the Constitution – but what they do is to so intimidate and scare legislators because they make it into a single issue for voting”.
The Democratic front-runner says there needs to be a “national movement” to counter the NRA’s influence in Washington.
HILLARY CLINTON: Well, my husband beat them, and he got an assault weapons ban which lasted for ten years and did have a positive effect.
Clinton unveiled her immigration policy during a May campaign stop in Las Vegas, where she told high school students that any immigration legislation must include a path to “full and equal citizenship”. Police believe thieves took them. “We’re going to take them on again”.
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton waves as she arrives for a campaign event at Broward College, Friday, October 2, 2015, in Davie, Fla.
Along with supporting the law providing legal immunity to gun makers, Sanders, as a member of the House of Representatives, voted against the so-called Brady Bill in 1993, which imposed mandatory background checks and waiting periods for gun purchases.
Everitt was unimpressed. “He has the body language of a man who doesn’t like talking about this”, he said.
Clinton has supported universal background checks for individuals hoping to buy guns, a measure that has broad public support but failed to pass Congress more than two years ago.
“We have got to do something about gun violence in America”, she told reporters at the time.
But that’s not the issue, he said on the Hugh Hewitt Show.
The next day in Des Moines, Iowa, she walked on stage 40 minutes late in another gym where campaign staffers had carted in fans and bottled water to cool the overheated crowd.