The horrific gun violence in the U.S. is continuing at a rate that appears to have no end, and Hillary Clinton is the only presidential candidate on the ballot this November offering resolutions to solve the issue.
The nearly 33,000 gun deaths per year are unacceptable, and Clinton has an outlined plan to put an end to these shootings. Whether it be expanding background checks, taking on the gun lobby or supporting laws that stop criminals and the mentally ill from purchasing guns, she firmly stands with Americans that are saying “enough is enough.”
“People should not have to be afraid to go to college, like this one, or go to the movie theater, or go to bible study,” Clinton said after a mass shooting at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Ore. on Oct. 1, 2015. “What is wrong with us? That we can’t stand up to the NRA, to the gun lobby, and the gun manufacturers they represent?”
Clinton’s record speaks for itself. As a U.S. Senator from the state of New York, Clinton sponsored and voted for legislation that would close the gun show loophole and reinstate the assault weapons ban. As first lady, she defended the Brady Bill, which called for firearm dealers to perform an instant background checks on potential buyers of all rifles, shotguns or handguns.
She has received endorsements from several groups fighting to put an end to the senseless gun violence in America. The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, Newtown Action Alliance, and Everytown for Gun Safety are a few of the organizations that Clinton is honored to have received support from as a presidential candidate.
While Congress remains at a halt to make any progress towards preventing gun violence, Clinton plans to take administrative action to ensure that the right policies are enacted to put an end to the gun show and Internet sales loophole.
According to a CNN/ORC poll following the deadliest mass shooting in American history this past June in Orlando, support for tougher gun laws among Americans rose to 55 percent. Clinton will fight for gun control legislation that will work towards continuing the success of the Brady Bill. She continues to support the Second Amendment rights of the U.S. Constitution, but she realizes there is a need to keep dangerous weapons out of the hands of those who shouldn’t be near them.
“We need to keep guns like the ones used last night out of the hands of terrorists or other violent criminals.” —Hillary on the FL attack
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) June 12, 2016
The use of military-style assault weapons in mass shootings has become a frequent occurrence. Clinton knows these weapons shouldn’t be made available to everyday people, and she’s aware of the threat they have within our communities. That’s why she wants to put an end to their appearance.
Clinton addressed the issue in her speech at the Democratic National Convention on July 28 in Philadelphia.
“I’m not here to take away your guns,” Clinton said. “I just don’t want you to be shot by someone who shouldn’t have a gun in the first place.”
So if you want to take a stand against the gun lobby, then give Hillary Clinton your vote this November. It’s evident that she’s the only candidate willing to address the problem and maintain the fight for sensible gun control measures.