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Clinton reiterates call for gun control laws

Sunday, May 22, 2016 - 01:50

U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton repeated her call for ''common sense'' gun laws during a campaign stop in Florida where she met with the mothers of the Trayvon Martin Foundation, named after the Florida teen shot dead by neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT - NATURAL (NO REPORTER NARRATION) U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton on Saturday (May 21) reiterated her call for "common sense" gun laws during a campaign stop in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, where she met with the mothers of the Trayvon Martin Foundation. Martin was shot dead in 2012 by neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman who was later acquitted of second-degree murder and manslaughter charges, but not before the shooting sparked heated debates over race relations, gun control and justice in the United States. Clinton, who is close to clinching the Democratic Party's nomination for the Nov. 8 election, has vowed to take on the gun lobby and expand gun control measures to include comprehensive background checks for gun buyers, including at open-air gun shows and online. Her speech came one day after Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump assured gun owners he would protect their constitutional right to bear arms and eliminate gun-free zones if elected, accusing Clinton of wanting to weaken gun rights. Trump, who will almost certainly be the Republican presidential nominee, picked up the endorsement of the National Rifle Association, a politically powerful lobbying group which claims more than 4 million members.

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Clinton reiterates call for gun control laws

Sunday, May 22, 2016 - 01:50