Clinton, Trump Ready to Battle on Gun Control

Clinton is gearing to make it a bigger campaign topic than Obama did.

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Ally Mutnick
May 20, 2016, 9:23 a.m.

“Where­as Pres­id­ent Obama soft-pedaled gun con­trol in both his na­tion­al runs,” former Sec­ret­ary of State Hil­lary Clin­ton (D), “the likely Demo­crat­ic nom­in­ee, is sig­nal­ing a great­er ap­pet­ite to clash with” real es­tate mogul Don­ald Trump (R) “on the is­sue.”

“As … Clin­ton turns to the gen­er­al elec­tion, she plans to high­light the is­sue in swing dis­tricts like North­ern Vir­gin­ia and the Phil­adelphia sub­urbs, a cam­paign of­fi­cial said, where chan­ging demo­graph­ics are tip­ping sup­port for gun con­trol, es­pe­cially among wo­men.” 

Mean­while, “Trump op­poses al­most all re­cent ac­tions aimed at re­du­cing gun vi­ol­ence pro­posed by … Obama and Demo­crats in Con­gress, who have sought gun reg­u­la­tions after hor­rif­ic shoot­ings in re­cent years. Each has failed in the face of Re­pub­lic­an op­pos­i­tion.” (New York Times)


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