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Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Hillary Clinton: We Cannot End Terrorism Without Gun Control

In response to questions from AARP Bulletin, Hillary Clinton made clear her position that to be successful, policies for ending terrorism must include gun control for all Americans.

AARP Bulletin asked, “What would you do to address terrorism?”

Clinton responded:

Well, these are legitimate fears. I believe that people are rightly concerned about violence. Terrorism is part of that violence, and we have to do the best job we can to keep America safe. So I’ve laid out a very comprehensive plan about taking on the terrorists, going after them where they operate, doing everything we can to take away their territories so they can’t mastermind attacks from afar. But we also have to go after them online because that is where they recruit, radicalize and direct attacks. And we need to do a better job of getting there early, rooting out people who are vulnerable and preventing that from happening.

She added:

But I’m looking at violence broadly. … It’s also why I’ve advocated gun-safety reform, like comprehensive background checks, closing the gun-show loophole, closing the online loophole—because, you know, it’s not only terrorists we need to be worried about. Terrorism is part of it, but gun violence kills 33,000 Americans a year. … We’ve got to get serious about stemming violence and terrorism in every way we can.

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5 comments:

Anonymous said...

When you outlaw guns, only outlaws have guns.

Sand Box John

Anonymous said...

what "online loophole"?

Anonymous said...

She's making up stuff again with the loophole talk. Like trying to tell people that if guns are outlawed, criminals and terrorists won't be able to get them. You know, because the terrorists get them from the USA through "arms deals" and sell them worldwide.

Yeah, that will stop them!

Anonymous said...

More like we can't end terrorism WITH gun control!

Anonymous said...

If everyone was armed, the terrorists (government) would stop doing these events. Sooner or later, one of them is going to be surprised by an armed citizen. Just wait. Movie theatre, shopping mall, somewhere the intelligence agencies will try another "terror event" and someone will get what they have coming.