Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Monday called for “common sense gun safety reform” on the heels of the worst mass shooting in U.S. history in Orlando, Florida.
“I believe strongly that common sense gun safety reform across our country would make a difference,” the Democratic presidential frontrunner said in an interview on CNN’s “New Day.”
She also counted the gun regulations Florida does not have in place – including laws requiring permits to carry a shotgun or rifle, purchase a gun, or requiring gun owners be licensed – that she said could help prevent tragedy.
“We know the gunman used a weapon of war to shoot down at least 50 innocent Americans and, you know, we won’t even be able to get the Congress to prevent terrorists or people on the no-fly list from buying guns,” Clinton said.
Early Sunday morning, suspect Omar Mateen opened fire on a gay nightclub in Orlando, killing 50 people and injuring another 53.