Former Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley, who is trailing Clinton and Sanders in polls, on Sunday in New Hampshire called on his rivals to “join me in building a new consensus” on gun control by supporting his four-point plan, his campaign said.
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks during an interview with The Associated Press, Monday, September 7, 2015, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. She veered between sadness and anger, accusing her Republican opponents of “surrender” to a hard political problem.
Clinton appeared viscerally frustrated as she spoke after Thursday’s shooting at Umpqua Community College, in which authorities say a student killed nine people before turning one of several guns he had with him on himself.
McCarthy later said the Benghazi committee had “nothing to do with politics”.
“This is a classic Clinton attempt to distract from her record of putting classified information at risk and jeopardizing our national security, all of which the FBI is investigating”, said spokeswoman Emily Schillinger.
Her campaign rolled out a robust set of proposals Monday, including using executive action as president to expand background check requirements. NBC also gave Clinton the opportunity to make a cameo on Saturday Night Live over the weekend, where she played a bartender named “Val” talking to Kate McKinnon’s impersonation of a frustrated Clinton.
“This is a classic Clinton attempt to distract from her record of putting classified information at risk and jeopardizing our national security, all of which the FBI is investigating”, Emily Schillinger said. “What are her numbers today?”
If a background check is not completed within three days, a sale can proceed.
Sanders now says he supports banning assault weapons and closing the so-called gun show loophole that exempts private, unlicensed gun sales from background check requirements.
Democrats jumped on the comment, claiming it showed that Republicans are using the investigation into the September 11, 2012 attack on the USA consulate in Benghazi to hinder Clinton’s presidential campaign. The alleged Charleston shooter was able to purchase his gun because of this loophole, as did 2,500 other people in 2014 who would have otherwise been barred from making such a purchase, Clinton’s campaign said. My mother had a hard and painful childhood, and when she didn’t have enough to eat, her first-grade teacher noticed-and quietly shared her own lunch. “We really want to turn out as many people as possible”.