If there was ever an issue underscoring the differences between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, it’s gun rights.
Trump, the GOP presidential nominee, is a lifelong member of the National Rifle Association who believes the Second Amendment provides an absolute right to buy and own firearms. Democrat Clinton has advocated limiting the sales and possession of guns.
Both claim their approach as an answer to the gun violence that is a top concern of Americans — from terror attacks and mass shootings to the proliferation of guns on city streets.
Trump’s acceptance speech at the Republican convention heavily backed law enforcement in a tough-on-crime message to address gun violence. “An attack on law enforcement is an attack on all Americans,” he said.
Clinton and her convention showcased the stories of gun-violence victims, from former congresswoman Gabby Giffords, critically injured by a gunman in 2011, to mothers whose children were killed. “If we’re serious about keeping our country safe, we also can’t afford to have a president who’s in the pocket of the gun lobby,” she said.
The next president will have significant influence over how the nation’s gun laws are applied through an appointment to the U.S. Supreme Court to fill the vacancy created with the death of Justice Antonin Scalia.
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