While Donald Trump is busy coming up with deeply unhelpful and borderline-crazy theories (opens in new tab) following the devastating attack on Orlando's Pulse Nightclub, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has called for a ban on assault weapons. (Note: Omar Mateen used a AR-15 rifle, which he bought legally despite being investigated for terrorist ties twice by the FBI.)
The presidential hopeful gave a stirring speech (opens in new tab) about gun control, coming down hard on what she calls weapons of war.
Clinton also addressed the "terror gap," or the fact that individuals who have been investigated by the FBI aren't subject to tighter gun regulation.
"We may have our disagreements about gun safety regulations, but we should all be able to agree on a few essential things. If the FBI is watching you for suspected terrorist links, you shouldn't be able to just go buy a gun with no questions asked. And you shouldn't be able to exploit loopholes and avoid criminal background checks by buying online or at a gun show. And yes, if you're too dangerous to get on a plane, you're too dangerous to buy a gun in America....That may not stop every shooting or every terrorist attack. But it will stop some, and it will save lives, and it will protect our first responders."
Honestly, the notion that anyone could disagree with this is mind-blowing. To read more about Hillary Clinton's views on gun control, read her essay (opens in new tab) for Marie Claire.
We need to stop terrorists from getting the weapons they need to carry out attacks. pic.twitter.com/Q6r7VVj9dsJune 13, 2016
Mehera Bonner is a celebrity and entertainment news writer who enjoys Bravo and Antiques Roadshow with equal enthusiasm. She was previously entertainment editor at Marie Claire and has covered pop culture for over a decade.
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