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Hillary: ‘Delighted’ By Gun Control Exec Action, Calls For Competing Organization To NRA


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Democratic presidential candidate former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton expressed delight over the president’s executive action on gun control and called for “a rival organization to the NRA” in an interview on Tuesday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “Hardball.”

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Hillary began by saying, “I think it’s important to be focused on what we can do together, and that’s why I do support comprehensive background checks, and to close the gun show loophole and the online loophole, and what’s called the Charleston loophole, and to prevent people who are on the no-fly list from getting guns.”

She added, “it is so important, when we lose 90 people a day, 33,000 Americans every year, and when you have met as many victims of gun violence as I have, when you’ve sat there and you’ve listened to their stories about losing a child, losing a husband, losing a parent, and I’ve met with the mothers, who have lost children to gun violence by police hands, by, you know, more likely, gun and gang, deadly combination. I’ve just so many people, from Columbine to Sandy Hook. I just can’t remain silent. And I think we are at a turning point. And what I said to the man here is, you know, there needs to be a rival organization to the NRA, of responsible gun owners, who know that their hunting rights, their shooting rights, their collecting rights, all of that is not going to be affected. So, I’m going to keep beating the drum, and I’m delighted that the president announced the actions he did today.”

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