Hillary Clinton argued that more gun control could have prevented Vester Lee Flanagan from murdering WDBJ reporter Alison Parker and cameraman Adam Warn on live television Wednesday.
Clinton, speaking at Des Moines Area Community College, said “if guns were not so readily available, if we had universal background checks… maybe we could prevent this kind of carnage.”
Hillary Clinton: I want to reiterate how important it is to me not let another terrible instance go by without trying to do something more to prevent this incredible killing that is stalking our country. And we have had so many terrible instances of it in the last two years, but it happens everyday intentional, unintentional, murder, suicide. It happens every day and there is so much evidence that if guns were not so readily available, if we had universal background checks, if we could just, put some time-out between the person who’s upset, because he got fired or the domestic abuse or whatever other motivation may be working on someone who does this, that maybe we could prevent this kind of carnage. So I, I hope that in addition to expressing sympathy for those directly affected, that this is maybe for the media, for the public, for elected officials, for every American, what it hopefully will finally take for us to act. Thanks.