During a May 6th speech at a National Council for Behavioral Health conference, while making the case that gun laws are far too lenient and need to be “reined in,” Hillary Clinton asserted, “We’re way out of balance” on guns.
According to the National Journal, “Clinton said she supports Second Amendment rights, [but] she added that there needs to be a proper trade-off between safety and freedom.”
Clinton stated that the idea “that almost anyone can have a gun anywhere at any time” has “become almost an article of faith.” She went on to say that this does not serve to the betterment of most people.
Furthermore, Clinton reportedly criticized laws similar to Georgia’s new Safe Carry Protection Act, which expands concealed carry into churches, certain government buildings, schools, and unsecured portions of airports. She believes expanding the places where law-abiding citizens can carry guns will only lead to “more deadly violence that could otherwise be avoided.”
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