Hillary Clinton promises gun control measures if elected president

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By Euronews  with Reuters
Hillary Clinton promises gun control measures if elected president

The latest mass shooting in the US has had an impact on the 2016 presidential race with Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton vowing to tighten gun control.

During a campaign stop in New Hampshire, Clinton said she would expand background checks making it easier to hold negligent manufacturers and dealers accountable.

“This epidemic of gun violence knows no boundaries, knows no limits of any kind. How many people have to die before we actually act, before we come together as a nation?” asked Hillary Clinton.

Last week’s campus shooting in a college in Roseburg Oregon, left nine people dead and another nine wounded.

Despite past efforts by President Barack Obama to get Congress to act on limiting gun ownership, the all powerful National Rifle Association has successfully lobbied against any changes.

Time line of mass shootings in US

Numerous mass shootings from the deaths of 27 people including 20 children at Sandy Hook Elementary School in 2012 to killing of 9 worshipers at a church in Charleston, South Carolina in June have provoked calls for gun control measures.

There have been at least 72 in the last three decades – and most of the killers got their guns legally.