Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is offering her take on what she believes is a “gun-worshipping” problem in the United States.
On an episode of the “Just Something About Her with Jennifer Palmieri” podcast, Clinton explained, “It’s clear that we have a gun-worshipping problem in America. This goes far beyond any kind of Constitutional right which in my opinion as a recovering lawyer was misinterpreted by the Supreme Court.”
She noted her husband, former President Bill Clinton, worked with Congress to pass a ban on assault weapons. The Public Safety and Recreational Firearms Use Protection Act, also called the Federal Assault Weapons Ban, was signed in 1994.
The law expired in 2004.
The Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act also went into effect under her husband’s administration. The act mandated background checks for gun purchases from licensed dealers.
“We at least had some waiting period so that people like the shooter and killer in Atlanta couldn’t just go buy a gun… when he was ‘having a bad day’ and murder eight people,” Clinton said.
She continued, “We had that in effect for 10 years. Nobody’s guns were taken away. There was no black helicopter or tanks rolling up to people’s houses to seize their lawful weapons but the numbers of mass shootings went down which meant the numbers of deaths and injuries went down.”
Watch her comments below:
The nation experienced two fatal mass shootings in less than one week recently. A gunman killed 10 people at a Colorado supermarket and eight people were killed at three Atlanta-area spas.
Biden urged Congress on Tuesday to act and pass a pair of gun control measures.
“No one is talking about overturning or changing the Second Amendment. What our focus is on is putting in place common-sense measures that will make our community safer, make families safer, make kids safer,” Psaki said.
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