Hillary Clinton leads calls for tougher gun control

By Sam Edem
Hillary Clinton
Hillary Clinton

Hillary Clinton, the Democratic candidate in last year’s presidential election, led calls on Monday for the American people to stand up to the powerful gun lobby in the wake of the country’s most deadly mass shooting.

Shares in firearm makers surged in early trading amid expectations of a spike in sales as gun enthusiasts rushed to beat any tightening of gun laws.

Mrs Clinton made her views clear on Twitter, criticising the stance of the National Rifle Association.

“Our thoughts are with the victims of these attacks and the city of Las Vegas,” said Margaret Huang, Amnesty International USA’s Executive Director.

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