Clinton Vows To Be Tough On Gun Violence

Oct 6, 2015

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is vowing to move aggressively in controlling gun violence.  And, in a campaign stop in Davenport today, she took a swipe at a comment Republican Jeb Bush made last week after the shootings at a community college in Oregon.

“We can’t tolerate that,” she said, “this doesn’t just happen, this isn’t stuff that happens.  We let it happen and we have to act against those people who should not have guns in the first place.”

During a campaign stop in South Carolina last week, Bush cautioned against responding to the shootings in Oregon with “more government.”

"I had this challenge as governor, 'cause we had, look, stuff happens, there's always a crisis,” Bush said last week.  “And the impulse is always to do something and it's not necessarily the right thing to do.

Clinton said if she’s elected, there’ll be changes.

“So, I have said I’m going to go after this again, and I have a set of legislative proposals, but also some executive actions”

Clinton’s plan tightens background checks and makes it harder for gun manufacturers and sellers to fight lawsuits

Clinton promises to protect Obamacare

In Davenport, Clinton also vowed to protect and enhance the Affordable Care Act known as Obamacare. She also implied Iowans are paying too much for health insurance, saying she been checking figures coming out of Iowa.

“And what struck me is Iowa doesn’t have enough competition to get the cost down,” she said. “You know you have one big insurance company, Wellmark, which covers a lot of people and has just gotten approval from your insurance commissioner to raise premiums between eighteen and twenty-eight percent. That is a lack of competition.”

Clinton acknowledged Wellmark’s announcement yesterday that the company will be offering ObamaCare-subsidized  insurance on the state’s insurance exchange beginning in 2017.