Clinton Gets Biggest Cheers For Gun Crackdown Line
Presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton got the most applause for her statements about new gun control at a campaign event on Monday.
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“I believe weapons of war have no place on our streets,” Clinton said at what is essentially the first event of her general election campaign.
The former Secretary of State also called for a ban on selling guns to people on the so-called No Fly List. However the names on that list and the FBI terror watch list should not be able to buy guns are not subject to due process.
From the Hill:
Clinton, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, said that if the FBI is watching a person for suspected terrorist links — as was the case with Omar Mateen, the shooter in a massacre at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Fla. — the person should not be able to buy a gun “with no questions asked.”
“And yes, if you’re too dangerous to get on a plane, you’re too dangerous to buy a gun in America,” she added, referring to her and President Obama’s push to ban terror suspects on the no-fly list from buying guns.
“Even as we make sure our security officials get the tools they need to prevent attacks, it’s essential we stop terrorists from getting the tools they need to carry out attacks,” Clinton told the Ohio audience.
“And that is especially true when it comes to assault weapons like those used in Orlando and San Bernardino.”