doesn't she want my guns?

Q: Doesn’t Hillary want to take away my right to own a gun?

A: Hillary respects law-abiding citizens’ 2nd Amendment right to own guns. She just wants to put in place common-sense solutions to make our communities safer.

Guns kill around 33,000 Americans a year. Hillary is committed to reducing the epidemic of gun violence.

Q: What do those solutions look like?

A: Here are the facts. As president, Hillary will:

  • Expand background checks. 92% of Americans, including 87% of Republicans support expanding background checks for gun purchases. Currently, individuals can buy guns at gun shows or on the internet without a background check. Hillary will fight to pass legislation that closes these loopholes, as well as the the loophole which allowed a shooter to gun down nine people in Charleston, South Carolina, by avoiding a background check if the seller fails to complete the check within three days.

  • Hold irresponsible gun dealers accountable. Because of the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act, victims of gun violence cannot hold liable negligent gun dealers and manufacturers. Hillary will work to repeal this law and revoke the licenses of gun dealers who knowingly sell to traffickers and straw purchasers (individuals who buy guns on behalf of violent felons).

  • Keep guns out of the hands of violent criminals and those with severe mental illness. Hillary will support laws preventing domestic abusers from buying and owning gun. She will make it a federal crime intentionally to buy a gun for a person prohibited from owning one. She will close loopholes that allow people suffering from severe mental illness to purchase and own guns. And she will work to ban assault weapons.