Within hours of Wednesdays shooting in Virginia where two WDBJ7 Employees were killed, presidential candidate Hillary Clinton was calling for anti-gun legislation.
During a press conference in Iowa Clinton expressed sympathy but went further than other presidential hopefuls in calling for stricter controls on guns in the US, Business Insider reported
“We have got to do something about gun violence in America,” she told reporters. “And I will take it on.”
“There’s so much evidence that if guns were not so readily available, if there were universal background checks … that maybe we could prevent this kind of carnage,” she added.
Is Clinton exploiting the Virginia shooting to push for gun control or is she right that something needs to be done about gun violence in America?
According to Infowars : Attacking the Second Amendment is a major component of Clinton’s campaign.
Heartbroken and angry. We must act to stop gun violence, and we cannot wait any longer. Praying for the victims’ families in Virginia. -H
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) August 26, 2015
“I will do whatever I can. I am not afraid of this fight. I am not backing off from this fight because it has gone way too far in one direction and we need to get back to some balance,” she told an audience of college students in Las Vegas recently.
On Wednesday Clinton ally Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy criticized Bernie Sanders for voting against the Brady Handgun Violence Protection Act. “Bernie Sanders is no progressive when it comes to guns,” Malloy said. Democrats will use the tragic shooting in Virginia to renew calls for draconian gun legislation.
Following the 2013 defeat in the Senate of legislation calling for background checks, Obama and the Democrats have pushed hard to kick start the issue.
The White House admitted using executive authority to restrict access to guns and Obama declared his commitment to imposing gun laws, including requiring background checks for sales online and at gun shows.
The Obama administration has reacted to the incident under the banner of “gun violence,” code for anti-gun legislation:
BREAKING: White House spokesman says shooting of Virginia journalists another example of U.S. gun violence becoming all too common.
— Reuters Politics (@ReutersPolitics) August 26, 2015