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Hillary Clinton: Parkland Students Have ‘a Real Shot to Defeat the NRA’

Tuesday night at The Wing women’s club in New York City, former Secretary of State and presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said the students from Parkland, FL, who are advocating gun control after the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, have “a real shot to defeat the NRA.”

Clinton said, “It is very exciting to see the movement started by the students from Parkland about taking on the NRA and the gun lobby.”

Explaining she has been pro gun control for years Clinton said, “We could never turn the concerns about guns into a voting issue on our side.”

She added while there have been other groups, the student seem different, saying, “Maybe it’s just because we lived through so many of these now and finally the moment arrived and these students were so willing to take on the challenge of speaking up and taking the NRA to task that we finally have spokespeople that everyone can see and relate to.”

She continued, “If you are pro-gun, pro-NRA, you don’t care about any other issue, it’s the only issue you vote on.”

She added, “So what we have to do is say we are for the assault weapons ban, we are for universal background checks, we are going to hold elected officials accountable, and we are going to vote against those who will not agree with those particular policies. And I think we’ve got a real shot to defeat the NRA again.”

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