Clinton: 'American people deserve better' than gun control stalemate
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Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonGOP struggles with retirement wave Overnight Energy: Trump to revoke California's tailpipe waiver | Democrats propose bill to revoke Trump endangered species rollback | Trump officials finalize rule allowing fewer inspectors at pork plants Mark Mellman: The most important moment in history? MORE scorned Republican leaders in Congress Sunday for failing to pass gun reform legislation following a mass shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Fla.


"No person should be gunned down while learning, teaching, praying or dancing," Clinton said at the annual meeting of the U.S. Conference of Mayors Sunday.

"It is time for us to come together to strengthen our gun laws and keep dangerous weapons out of the hands of dangerous people." 

Following the Orlando shooting that left 49 people dead and 53 more injured, Democrats in Congress pushed for gun reform through bills that would have strengthened background checks and prevented those on terrorist watchlists from obtaining weapons. 

The Republican-controlled Senate rejected four gun control related measures in total last week. Meanwhile, House Democrats staged a daylong sit-in to draw attention to the issue, which they vowed to resume after the Fourth of July break. 

"Congress is paralyzed. Not a filibuster in the Senate, not a sit-in in the House could convince the leadership to move forward," Clinton said. "I really believe the American people deserve better."