Clinton to hurt Sanders on gun control in Iowa

January 30, 2016
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Former secretary of state, Hillary Clinton will on Saturday begin her last campaign before the Iowa caucuses, campaigning with Gabby Giffords, the former Arizona congresswoman who was critically wounded in a mass shooting five years ago and has become a prominent advocate of gun control.. The former secretary of state’s campaign organization said she would urge caucus-goers to make gun control “a voting issue”.

Clinton to use gun control a strategy for victory

According to the Guardian, Clinton will urge caucus-goers to make gun control a “voting issue.” She has already cast Sanders as an ally of the National Rifle Association, pointing to his votes against the Brady bill and for a 2005 regulation granting gun manufacturers legal immunity. “Clinton is committed to supporting sensible actions to address gun violence, including comprehensive background checks, cracking down on illegal gun traffickers, holding dealers and manufacturers accountable when they endanger Americans, and keeping guns out of the hands of domestic abusers and stalkers,” the campaign said in an email earlier this week.

Sanders denies Clinton’s claims

Senator Bernie Sanders has insisted he has been a tough opponent of the gun lobby and often points to his background in a rural state in which hunting is popular, he now backs, and will co-sponsor efforts to repeal the 2005 law. The duo have attacked each other on different issues and will be campaigning at different locations to gather support ahead of the Monday caucuses.

 

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  • Bill Inaz

    Bernie’s gun control votes represent the will of his constituents. That was his job. For Hillary to say his votes should have been different is to admit that her voting is based on ‘finger-in-the-wind’ pandering to those that think the nation should be run by agenda driven contrived polls.