Hillary Clinton has slammed her Republican rival Donald Trump on guns, saying she will not pander to the gun lobby.
The Democratic presidential hopeful was speaking at a Trayvon Martin Foundation meeting, for mothers who have lost sons to gun violence.
“Now we know the gun lobby is powerful; I believe it’s the most powerful lobby in Washington. And we know that some candidates will say or do anything to keep them happy. Just yesterday, at the NRA’s annual convention, Donald Trump said that in his very first hour as president, heaven forbid, (laughter, cheering) he would overturn President Obama’s actions to strengthen background checks.”
It comes after Trump told the National Rifle Association that Clinton would try to abolish the Second Amendment ‘right to bear arms’, setting the stage for a show down over gun control.
“Unlike Donald Trump, I will not pander to the gun lobby. We will not be silenced and we will not be intimidated.” —Hillary— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) May 22, 2016
These moms want to make sure no other family has to lose a child to senseless violence. https://t.co/h8H9EWc1qo— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) May 21, 2016
Crooked Hillary wants to get rid of all guns and yet she is surrounded by bodyguards who are fully armed. No more guns to protect Hillary!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 21, 2016
Crooked Hillary Clinton wants to essentially abolish the 2nd Amendment. No gun owner can ever vote for Clinton!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 21, 2016