Clinton Calls Gun Violence a ‘National Emergency’


After receiving an award in New York Thursday in recognition of her efforts against gun violence, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton called the issue a “national emergency” and urged Americans not to give up hope that the gun lobby can be defeated, reports Newsweek. “It is long past time to say enough,” said Clinton. “Enough talk. Enough delay. It is time to act.”

Clinton received the inaugural Mario M. Cuomo Leadership Award at the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence’s Annual Brady Bear Awards Gala, where the tagline of the night was “enough”—of shootings and gun-related deaths nationwide. The Brady Campaign, which works to extend background checks at the national level to all sales of firearms—including transactions at gun shows and on the Internet—recognized Clinton as the first recipient of the leadership award for her work in promoting gun control measures and dedication to the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act.

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