PHILADELPHIA — Gun control has been in the news a lot in recent weeks following several incidents that have left several dead. Delegates from South Carolina were discussing the issue in the lobby of the Doubletree Center City Hotel and they want to hear what the Democratic Party has to say and they want Hillary Clinton to share her plans.
The party line on the sensitive topic includes:
* The right to own firearms is subject to reasonable regulation.
* Reauthorization of ban on assault weapons; close the gun loophole.
* Strengthen gun control to reduce violence.
The delegates want a clearer picture of what to expect.
Clinton has said this on the issue: “As president, I’ll take on the gun lobby and fight for common-sense reforms to keep guns away from terrorists, domestic abusers, and other violent criminals.” She also said she wants comprehensive background checks and to close the loopholes that allow guns to fall into “the wrong hands.”
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