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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.” 

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