Clinton renews call for gun control in wake of Orlando attack

The Hill – by Jesse Byrnes

Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton early Monday renewed a call for gun control following the deadliest mass shooting in the nation’s history.

Clinton said on CNN’s “New Day” that the suspected shooter, Omar Mateen, used a “weapon of war” to gun down 49 people at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Fla., early Sunday.   

“We have to sort through the decision,” Clinton said.

“Yes, there is a right for law-abiding, responsible Americans to own guns. And yes, there are reasonable common-sense measures to try to keep people safe from guns. We’ve got to figure out the best way to move forward on that,” she said.

Clinton called for the assault weapons ban to be reinstated. The suspected Orlando gunman had a pistol and an AR-15-style rifle, according to authorities.

Clinton also pushed back on attacks from her GOP presidential rival, Donald Trump, who has blasted her as weak in going after terrorism in the wake of the attack.

“I think that Donald Trump’s rhetoric is quite dangerous to our country,” she said.

“We also have to be conscious of the fact that a lot of folks who have no connection with terrorism are using these weapons to murder and maim people as well,” she said.

“I’m going to be as firm and strong and single-minded in going after [the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria] ISIS as anybody could be … but I also want to save lives from gun violence more broadly as well.”

http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/presidential-races/283230-clinton-renews-call-for-gun-control-in-wake-of-orlando

5 thoughts on “Clinton renews call for gun control in wake of Orlando attack

  1. The Dick Act 1902 ….OUTLAWS ……GUN CONTROL.

    http://www.fourwinds10.net/siterun_data/government/us_constitution/gun_control/news.php?q=1237163642

    Why doesn’t someone put a …DIRECT QUESTION…..to the ….CORPORATIONS……pretending to be the “government” of USA….reference the …….INTEGRITY…… of the……TERRA-WRIST…..narrative ?

    Are the …CORPORATIONS aware the ISIS/ISIL leader is a “joo” rather than an Muslim Arab ?

    Can the Corporations prove …..THEY & THEIR AGENTS/PROXIES….are not ….COMPLICIT…..in these so-called….. terra-wrist EVENTS ?

    Wrist has at least two meanings, the first is obvious, the joint linking arm to hand, the second meaning is…….SLEIGHT of HAND.

    AND we all know the Corporations are big on ……SLEIGHT of HAND.

  2. “The suspected Orlando gunman had a pistol and an AR-15-style rifle, according to authorities.”

    Again with the UNNAMED HANDGUN routine.

    “Clinton called for the assault weapons ban to be reinstated. ”

    So, by inference, one is not actually ‘assaulted’ if they’re shot with a HANDGUN.

    Commiespeak is SO confusing… 🙄

    1. A very important point I would say! If only it came out that most of the shooting was done with the “handgun”, they would about have to shut their mouths and drop the subject.

      After making such a big deal about the number of kills being due to an assault weapon being used, to have it come out that the handgun did it….I only wish we could get the data on that- I know they have, or will have it.

      1. The main reason being that most handguns will not penetrate Class lll body armor.

        I believe that the real reason they’re focusing on the AR15 is because a 20′ barrel & 55 gr. ammo WILL.

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