Hillary Clinton's prior comments seemingly equating vocal gun rights advocates to terrorists could be an issue for her recently announced presidential candidacy.
In comments made during a June, 2014, CNN town hall meeting that didn't get a lot of play in other media outlets at the time, Clinton expressed disappointed that Congress was unable to pass a universal background check law in the aftermath of the December, 2012, Sandy Hook massacre in Newtown, Connecticut.
Hillary Clinton also deplored what she described as the availability of automatic weapons used in school shootings and called for a ban on assault rifles in answering a question from a teacher who had concerns about the proliferation of guns in America.
In an apparent reference to gun control opponents, the former Secretary of State, who is protected around the clock by armed Secret Service agents, had this to say.
"We cannot let a minority of people, and that's what it is, it is a minority of people, hold a viewpoint that terrorizes the majority of people …"
Many Second Amendment proponents oppose universal background checks, which they believe could lead to a national gun registry and, from there, firearms confiscation. Gun enthusiasts affiliated with organizations such as the NRA or as individuals also insist that background checks would have not prevented any of these horrific school shootings or other rampages that have occurred in recent years.