Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton criticized the Supreme Court as "wrong on the Second Amendment" and demanded a reinstatement of the assault weapons ban during a private fundraiser in New York last week, The Washington Free Beacon reports.
The website cited an audio recording of Clinton it has obtained.
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Clinton didn't say which Supreme Court case she has problems with, the Free Beacon noted, but said it appears she disagreed with the court's 2008 ruling in District of Columbia v. Heller, which found the Washington, D.C., handgun ban unconstitutional.
"I was proud when my husband [President Bill Clinton] took [the National Rifle Association] on, and we were able to ban assault weapons, but he had to put a sunset on, so 10 years later, of course, [President George W.] Bush wouldn't agree to reinstate them, Clinton said.
"We've got to go after this," she told supporters. "And here again, the Supreme Court is wrong on the Second Amendment. And I am going to make that case every chance I get."
Clinton vowed to "speak out," and "do everything I can to rally people against this pernicious, corrupting influence of the NRA and we’re going to do whatever we can."
She said the NRA has "so intimidated elected members of Congress and other legislative bodies that these people are passing the most absurd laws. … The idea that you can have an open carry permit with an AK-47 over your shoulder walking up and down the aisles of a supermarket is just despicable."
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