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Hillary Clinton attacks rival Bernie Sanders on gun laws

Source: BBCNews
Hillary Clinton has attacked her main rival Bernie Sanders over US gun laws at the Democratic presidential debate.
When asked if the Vermont senator was strong on gun control, she said, "No, not at all," before vowing to go after the makers of guns used in shootings.
Mr Sanders also attacked Mrs Clinton, saying her support for a no-fly zone in Syria would create "serious problems".

His rallies have drawn big crowds and he has challenged Mrs Clinton's frontrunner status in some key states.
Mrs Clinton and Mr Sanders dominated the debate. The three other candidates on stage in Las Vegas - former Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley, former Virginia Senator Jim Webb and former Rhode Island Senator Lincoln Chafee - struggled to make headway.


  • Biggest applause of the night to Mr Sanders when he said the country was "sick" of hearing about Mrs Clinton's email controversy
  • The self-described democratic socialist railed against the wealth going to the "top 1%" and lauded Denmark as an example
  • Former first lady said she would stand up to "bully" Russian President Vladimir Putin
  • But she was on the defensive for supporting the Iraq War and backing a no-fly zone in Syria
The two main candidates were sharply divided over gun laws, in the wake of a mass shooting at a college campus in Oregon.
When Mrs Clinton said her rival was not tough enough, she was referring to him voting in 2005 for a measure to give gun manufacturers immunity from lawsuits by shooting victims.
The two also argued over the merits of capitalism.
Mr Sanders called for a "political revolution", arguing that "Congress does not regulate Wall Street. Wall Street regulates Congress".
But when he suggested that the US should look to Nordic countries because of "what they have accomplished for their working people", Mrs Clinton responded: "We are not Denmark. I love Denmark. We are the United States of America.
"I'm a progressive, but I'm a progressive who likes to get things done," she said.

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