Gun control advocates salute Clinton

Gun control advocates salute Clinton
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Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonAmerica departs Afghanistan as China arrives Young, diverse voters fueled Biden victory over Trump McConnell: Taliban could take over Afghanistan by 'the end of the year' MORE will address gun control advocates Thursday as she looks to distinguish herself from rival Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersThe Memo: Outrage rises among liberals over Israel On The Money: Biden says workers can't turn down job and get benefits | Treasury launches state and local aid | Businesses jump into vax push Symone Sanders 'hurt' at being passed over for press secretary: report MORE (D-Vt.).

Clinton is set to receive an award from the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence for her “longstanding leadership in the fight to reduce gun violence” at a ceremony in New York.

Gun control groups are excited by Clinton’s campaign.


The Brady Campaign has a long history with Clinton, who as first lady helped push through the original background check law for guns.

This is one issue where Clinton has been able to move to the left of Sanders. Last month, her campaign released a list of executive orders she would take to crack down on gun violence, if elected president.

She and other Democrats have pushed for Congress to close a loophole that allows criminals to purchase firearms online and at gun shows without going through a background check.

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D), Sen. Chuck SchumerChuck SchumerHouse conservatives take aim at Schumer-led bipartisan China bill There will be no new immigration law under Biden, unless he changes course This week: Congressional leaders to meet with Biden amid GOP reckoning MORE (D-N.Y.) and Brady President Dan Gross will also speak at the awards ceremony.