Clinton fires back at Trump following NRA backing

Hillary Clinton attacks Donald Trump's proposals on firearms as 'dangerous' for America's children.

Shoshana Miskin,

Hillary Clinton
Hillary Clinton
Reuters

Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton on Saturday fired back at Donald Trump for comments he made after the National Rifle Association (NRA) announced their endorsement of the presumptive Republican nominee.

On Friday, Trump criticized Clinton calling her "crooked Hillary" and saying she is "anti-gun," and that she would "abolish" the Second Amendment if elected.

In return, Clinton accused Trump for being in the pockets of the gun lobby and for calling for "dangerous" gun policies.

"Unlike Donald Trump, I will not pander to the gun lobby, and we will not be silenced and we will not be intimidated," Clinton said. “We know the gun lobby is powerful. I believe it’s the most powerful lobby in Washington, and we know that some candidates will say and do anything to keep them happy.”

Speaking to a roomful of mothers who have lost children to gun violence, Clinton specifically criticized Trump's proposal to eliminate gun-free zones, which exist at some schools and at military bases.

“As long as children anywhere are being killed by gun violence, we will keep fighting for our kids, because they deserve a president who stands up for them and stands with the mothers here. Their lives are valuable."

Clinton noted that many Trump hotels do not allow guns on the property and said that schools "should have the right to keep guns out of classrooms, just like Donald Trump does at many of his hotels."

"If you want to imagine what Trump's America will look like, picture more kids at risk of violence and bigotry. Picture more anger and fear. Ask any of the mothers here tonight if they want to live in that kind of America."

Clinton’s campaign further denounced Trump by tweeting: "You're wrong, We can uphold Second Amendment rights while preventing senseless gun violence."




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