Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton is calling for an assault weapons ban, presumably just like the one her husband instituted in the 1990s, in reaction to the Orlando shooting.
In a just-issued statement, she said:
“Finally, we need to keep guns like the ones used last night out of the hands of terrorists or other violent criminals. This is the deadliest mass shooting in the history of the United States and it reminds us once more that weapons of war have no place on our streets.”
The rifle used in the shooting was an AR-15 type, a semi-automatic weapon that be equipped with magazines that hold several bullets. Since the first Clinton ban died under former President George W. Bush, it has become the most popular style of weapon made and sold and a favorite on gun ranges across America.