Trump, Clinton Take Shots At Each Other Over Second Amendment

Teri Webster - Author
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Mar. 21 2017, Updated 3:10 a.m. ET

Presidential hopefuls Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are taking shots at each other over the Second Amendment.

The issue remains a heated one, as the candidates and the general public attempt to balance safety with the preservation of gun rights provided by the Constitution. The Second Amendment states: “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.”

Trump and Clinton have very different ideas about how that should be accomplished.

Speaking at a National Rifle Association (NRA) convention, Trump said he supports gun rights. The NRA has also endorsed Trump as the Republican presidential candidate.

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Restrictions on gun ownership would mean people could not protect themselves as well, Trump has said. That especially applies to women and people living in high-crime areas.

He went on to say he believes Hillary Clinton would destroy the Second Amendment through more regulations on firearms. Among her proposed restrictions are firearm restrictions and deeper background checks for online purchases and gun show sales.

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