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Clinton tells background checks don’t conflict with Second Amendment

The topic of the Second Amendment came up early on in the final debate .
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The Second Amendment came up early on in the final presidential debate and Hillary Clinton insisted her plan for background checks doesn’t conflict with the constitutional right to bear arms.

“I also believe that there can be and must be reasonable regulation, ” she said when the question came up, adding: “Because I support the Second Amendment doesn’t mean that I want people who shouldn’t have guns to be able to threaten you, kill you or members of your family.”

Clinton went on to lay out her plans for “comprehensive background checks” and closing online and handgun show loopholes.

These and other measures “are not in any way conflicting with the Second Amendment, ” she said.

Her response came to a question from moderator Chris Wallace about a 2015 record in which she tells “the Supreme Court is wrong on the Second Amendment.”

Clinton’s campaign site outlines her plans for “gun violence prevention, ” including background checks, address the gun lobby and stopping domestic abusers from buying guns.

Speaking on the same issue, Trump told Wallace he is “very proud to have the endorsement of the NRA” and would appoint justices “that feel very strongly about the Second Amendment.”

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