Hillary Clinton said anyone the FBI is monitoring for suspected terror ties should be banned from buying a gun Saturday, suggesting the federal government should be able to strip U.S. citizens of their constitutional right to buy a gun before convicting them of a crime.
“If the FBI is watching you for suspected terrorist links, you shouldn’t be able to just go buy a gun with no questions asked,” Clinton said at a rally in Cleveland. “And you shouldn’t be able to exploit loopholes and evade criminal background checks by buying online or at a gun show.”
The presumptive Democratic nominee was responding to news early Sunday that a man inspired by the Islamic State shot and killed 49 people at a gay night club in Orlando.
“And yes, if you’re too dangerous to get on a plane, you are too dangerous to buy a gun in America,” Clinton continued, again implying that the subjective judgment from the government that a person is “dangerous” should be grounds for preventing a U.S. citizen from exercising their constitutional rights.
Clinton herself, of course, is tied up in an FBI investigation right now into her use of a private email server as Secretary of State.
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