CSGV Statement: In First Debate, Hillary Clinton Promotes Gun Reform Policies Popular With A Majority of Americans; Donald Trump Gives Muddled Response On The Issue

Hillary Clinton Promotes Gun Reform Policies Popular With A Majority of Americans; Donald Trump Gives Muddled Response On The Issue

Statement by Coalition to Stop Gun Violence Executive Director Josh Horwitz:

“Secretary Clinton offered a clear vision for America that included strong gun violence prevention policies like universal background checks and reinstating a ban on assault weapons.  Clinton proudly proclaimed, ‘We have to tackle the plague of gun violence’ during a spirited discussion on gun violence and race in America. Trump offered an incoherent mixed bag of policies.  First, he highlighted his endorsement by the NRA while simultaneously professing support for ‘No Fly, No Buy.’ Then he said we need to keep guns away from dangerous people but refused to support policies that would actually do so, except ‘stop and frisk’ — a policy that has been found to be unconstitutional. In short, Trump failed to articulate anything resembling a plan to reduce gun violence.  With the election approaching, American voters deserve to know exactly what Donald Trump will do to reduce gun violence in this country.”

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