Democratic presidential candidate Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonComey responds to Trump with Mariah Carey gif: 'Why are you so obsessed with me?' Trump dismisses reports of Russian meddling, labels them Democratic 'misinformation campaign' The new American center MORE sought to strike a balance between Second Amendment rights and addressing gun violence at a campaign rally in Pennsylvania on Friday. 

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“I know how important gun ownership and particularly hunting is here in northeastern Pennsylvania,” the former Secretary of State said. 

But Clinton said the United States can’t ignore gun violence. 

“I want you to know that we can’t ignore the Second Amendment and we can’t ignore the 33,000 people a year who die from gun violence,” she said. “And I think we are smart enough to figure out how to do that.” 

Clinton has criticized the gun lobby throughout her 2016 presidential campaign, and has consistently slammed her rival Bernie SandersBernie SandersPoll: Bloomberg stalls after Vegas debate Prominent Texas Latina endorses Warren Bloomberg campaign: Vandalism at Tennessee office 'echoes language from the Sanders campaign and its supporters' MORE on gun control.