Hillary Clinton, in SF visit, calls gun safety ‘a political necessity’

Hillary Clinton, in SF visit, calls gun safety ‘a political necessity’

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Now Playing: Hillary Clinton on Thursday responded to the report that James Comey used personal email for FBI business. Media: GeoBeats Speaking to an audience of gun control advocates in San Francisco, Hillary Clinton said Thursday that this year’s voting for members of Congress should “finally be the election that turns the tide against the gun lobby.” “The vast majority of Americans are on our side,” the former secretary of state and Democratic presidential candidate said at a Hyatt Regency dinner gathering of the Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence, which presented her with its Courageous Leadership Award. “So we are winning the debate. But now we’ve got to get everyone to vote on this issue.” “It will not be easy,” she said, recalling the National Rifle Association’s multimillion-dollar participation in the 2016 presidential campaign. President Trump, Clinton said, “did everything he could to ingratiate himself with the gun lobby, and is now doing everything he can to gut existing laws.” She cited his approval of legislation last year that allowed some mentally disabled people to buy guns and his removal of the names of 500,000 fugitives from the federal background check system. Clinton spoke to an organization that was founded 25 years ago in the wake of the 101 California St. shooting, when a gunman killed eight people and wounded six at a downtown San Francisco law office before taking his own life. The organization merged two years ago with a like-minded group founded by Gabrielle Giffords, […]

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Hillary Clinton, in SF visit, calls gun safety ‘a political necessity’

Hillary Clinton, in SF visit, calls gun safety ‘a political necessity’

Gun News

Speaking to an audience of gun control advocates in San Francisco, Hillary Clinton said Thursday that this year’s voting for members of Congress should “finally be the election that turns the tide against the gun lobby.” “The vast majority of Americans are on our side,” the former secretary of state and Democratic presidential candidate said at a Hyatt Regency dinner gathering of the Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence, which presented her with its Courageous Leadership Award. “So we are winning the debate. But now we’ve got to get everyone to vote on this issue.” “It will not be easy,” she said, recalling the National Rifle Association’s multimillion-dollar participation in the 2016 presidential campaign. President Trump, Clinton said, “did everything he could to ingratiate himself with the gun lobby, and is now doing everything he can to gut existing laws.” She cited his approval of legislation last year that allowed some mentally disabled people to buy guns and his removal of the names of 500,000 fugitives from the federal background check system. Clinton spoke to an organization that was founded 25 years ago in the wake of the 101 California St. shooting, when a gunman killed eight people and wounded six at a downtown San Francisco law office before taking his own life. The organization merged two years ago with a like-minded group founded by Gabrielle Giffords, the Arizona congresswoman who was wounded in a 2011 shooting that took six lives. Giffords spoke briefly Thursday, telling supporters that […]

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Hillary Clinton, in SF visit, calls gun safety ‘a political necessity’

Hillary Clinton, in SF visit, calls gun safety ‘a political necessity’

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Now Playing: Hillary Clinton on Thursday responded to the report that James Comey used personal email for FBI business. Media: GeoBeats Speaking to an audience of gun control advocates in San Francisco, Hillary Clinton said Thursday that this year’s voting for members of Congress should “finally be the election that turns the tide against the gun lobby.” “The vast majority of Americans are on our side,” the former secretary of state and Democratic presidential candidate said at a Hyatt Regency dinner gathering of the Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence, which presented her with its Courageous Leadership Award. “So we are winning the debate. But now we’ve got to get everyone to vote on this issue.” “It will not be easy,” she said, recalling the National Rifle Association’s multimillion-dollar participation in the 2016 presidential campaign. President Trump, Clinton said, “did everything he could to ingratiate himself with the gun lobby, and is now doing everything he can to gut existing laws.” She cited his approval of legislation last year that allowed some mentally disabled people to buy guns and his removal of the names of 500,000 fugitives from the federal background check system. Clinton spoke to an organization that was founded 25 years ago in the wake of the 101 California St. shooting, when a gunman killed eight people and wounded six at a downtown San Francisco law office before taking his own life. The organization merged two years ago with a like-minded group founded by Gabrielle Giffords, […]

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