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
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
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