"I think again we're way out of balance. I think that we've got to rein in what has become an almost article of faith that anybody can have a gun, anywhere, anytime," Clinton said. "And I don't believe that is in the best interest of the vast majority of people. And I think you can say that and still support the right of people to own guns."She said she supports a right to bear arms, and noted that when she was a child her father taught her to shoot. But she's clearly willing to take on the extremists.
Clinton told attendees at the mental health conference that "at the rate we're going, we're going to have so many people with guns everywhere, fully licensed, fully validated" in settings like movie theaters where shootings have arisen over seemingly mundane things like loud gum chewing or cellphone use.Note the setting. She didn't get specific, but her tone in that setting clearly frames her mindset. Way out of balance. Rein in. The best interest of the vast majority of people. These are not words the NRA and its ilk want to hear. These are not words of someone who intends to work with the NRA and its ilk.
"That's what happens in the countries I've visited where there is no rule of law and no self-control and that is something that we cannot just let go without paying attention," she said.