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Hillary Clinton Calls for Assault Weapons Ban After Orlando Shooting (Video)

“I think we’ve got to get back to common-sense safety reform,” Clinton says

Hillary Clinton is calling for the reinstatement of the federal assault weapons ban following a shooting at an Orlando nightclub that left 49 people dead and 53 more injured.

“I think we’ve got to get back to common-sense safety reform. You can’t fall into the trap that was set up by the gun lobby that says if you can’t stop every shooting and every incident, you should not try to stop any,” Clinton told CNN on Monday. “We did have an assault weapons ban for 10 years, and I think it should be reinstated.”

Clinton also pointed out the lax gun laws in Florida, which allowed gunman Omar Saddiqui Mateen to legally purchase both a handgun and an assault rifle in the days leading up to the attack.

“Florida doesn’t regulate assault weapons, or .50-caliber rifles, or large capacity ammunition magazines,” she said. “It doesn’t require a permit to purchase a gun. It doesn’t require any registration whatsoever.”

Finally, Clinton was asked if she supported the individual right to bear arms, as affirmed by the 2008 Supreme Court decision in District of Columbia v. Heller.

“I believe law-abiding responsible Americans have the right to bear guns, but I also believe with the vast majority of Americans that there are common sense, constitutionally permissible steps that we can take to keep guns out of the hands of criminals and terrorists while respecting the Second Amendment,” she said.

Watch the video below.