Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonWhite House denies pausing military aid package to Ukraine Monica Lewinsky responds to viral HBO intern's mistake: 'It gets better' Virginia governor's race poses crucial test for GOP MORE said she supports a ban on automatic weapons and that those opposed to stricter gun control measures “hold a viewpoint that terrorizes“ people.


Speaking during a Tuesday town hall event hosted by CNN, the former secretary of State and prospective presidential contender said she does think reinstating a ban on assault weapons and banning high-capacity magazines would help prevent school shootings.

“I don’t think any parent, any person should have to fear about their child going to school or going to college because someone, for whatever reason ... could possibly enter that school property with an automatic weapon and murder innocent students,” she said.

Clinton said that while she’s “well-aware that this is a hot political subject,” she thinks there should be “a more thoughtful conversation” on gun control.

“We cannot let a minority of people — and that’s what it is, it is a minority of people — hold a viewpoint that terrorizes a majority of people,” she said.

Clinton is widely believed to be gearing up for a run for president in 2016, but has repeatedly dodged questions about her plans, including during the Tuesday town hall, which was billed as part of a media blitz she's on to promote her new memoir, Hard Choices.