Hillary Clinton calls for gun control after Las Vegas shooting

Hillary Clinton calls for gun control after Las Vegas shooting



Days after at least 58 people were killed in a Las Vegas mass shooting, Hillary Clinton called for better gun control.


In an appearance on “The Tonight Show,” the former presidential candidate blasted the Republican response to Sunday night’s massacre.


“I can’t believe that one whole political party in the greatest country on earth is totally sold to the gun lobby,” she told host Jimmy Fallon.


“The vast majority of Americans and the vast majority of gun owners know we need common sense laws.”


Clinton, on her book tour for “What Happened,” called her memoir “a story of resilience.”


“It is my best effort to pull the curtain back, invite people in to see what happened from my perspective and to talk about the things that I didn’t get right and what was happening at the same time,” she said of the book.

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And while some of the messages look backward, the former Secretary of State warned that many of the issues still matter, including the Russian interference and voter suppression.


As for election night, Clinton said she was disappointed both that she lost and that President Trump won.


“I was so worried about what it meant to have my opponent win,” she told Fallon.


“If I had lost to another Republican, someone I disagreed with but thought was tempermentally able to be President, I would be disappointed but I wouldn’t be so worried about my country.”


Clinton also had some words for President Trump, particularly of his handling of Hurricane Maria and the devastation in Puerto Rico.

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“As Miley would say, we can’t stop and we won’t stop,” the former presidential candidate wrote in a thank you note to her fans.

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“It’s hard to figure out what are the priorities,” she said.


“What are you spending your time doing? Golfing? Tweeting? Watching cable TV? Find some time to tell the navy to get down there.”


Fallon also had female staff writers write thank you notes to Clinton.


Miley Cyrus, the second guest of the night, ended the segment with her own thanks and a hug.


“Thank you, Miley, tonight’s show writers and all of the women and young girls out there who are smart, strong and deserving of every opportunity,” Clinton said.


“As Miley would say, we can’t stop and we won’t stop.”

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