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Clinton: Expanded background checks don’t conflict with Second Amendment

Greg Nash

Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton said her plan to expand background checks to all gun sales does not “in any way conflict with the Second Amendment” during the third and final presidential debate Wednesday night. 

{mosads}“There can be and must be reasonable regulation,” Clinton said. “Because I support the Second Amendment doesn’t mean that I want people who shouldn’t have guns to be able to threaten you, kill you or members of your family.”

“I think we need comprehensive background checks,” she added. “We need to close the online loophole, close gun show loophole. There are other reforms that I think are not in anyway conflicting with the Second Amendment.”

Currently, most gun owners are required to submit to an FBI background check before they purchase a firearm, but some people can get around this requirement buy purchasing guns online or at gun shows.

Clinton has proposed closing this gun “loophole.”

Moderator Chris Wallace had asked Clinton about a 2015 recording obtained by the Washington Free Beacon, in which the Democratic nominee says, “The Supreme Court is wrong on the Second Amendment.”

In the recording, Clinton criticized the Supreme Court for overturning a law in Washington, D.C., that made it difficult for people to have guns in their own homes.

“I see no conflict between saving people’s lives and defending the Second Amendment,” Clinton said Wednesday. 

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