Monday on CNN’s “New Day,” while commenting on the Orlando, FL mass shooting that took 50 lives, presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton declared her suppor for reinstating the assault weapons ban.
Clinton said, “First of all, Florida doesn’t regulate assault weapons or 50 caliber rifles or large-capacity ammunition magazines. It doesn’t require a permit to purchase a gun. It doesn’t require any registration whatsoever. It doesn’t require gun owners to be licensed. And it doesn’t require a permit to carry a shotgun or a rifle. It doesn’t even require a background check prior to the transfer of a firearm between non federally licensed parties. That’s a lot of nots. I believe strongly that common sense gun safety reform across our country would make a difference. We know the gunman used a weapon of war to shoot down at least 50 innocent Americans. And, you know, we won’t even be able to get the Congress to prevent terrorists or people on the no-fly list from buying guns. This is just, you know, totally incomprehensible, Chris. and I think, you know, we’ve got to get to, you know, common sense gun safety reform. And we can’t fall into the trap that is set up by the gun lobby that says if you can’t stop every shooting in every incident you should not try to stop any. We did have an assault weapons ban for ten years. I think it should be reinstated.”
She added, “There are common sense, constitutionally permissible steps we can take to take the guns out of hands of criminals.”
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