Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton reiterates the need for gun reform in the U.S., recalling mass shootings in Newtown, Charleston and Kalamazoo, Michigan. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton reiterates the need for gun reform in the United States, during a rally in Fairfield, Alabama on Saturday (February 27). Clinton said it's a profound problem when 33,000 people a year die of gun-related incidents. "If 33,000 people were dying from anything else, we'd say 'hey, maybe there's some things we can do about this to save some lives,'" she said. The Former Secretary of State mentioned past mass shootings such as in Newtown and Charleston, as well as a recent shooting in Kalamazoo, Michigan. "I think we need comprehensive background checks," she said to a cheering crowd. "And we need to close the gun show loophole, and close the online loophole and close the Charleston loophole." In 2015, a white gunman murdered nine black people during bible study at a Charleston, South Carolina church. On Saturday (February 27), residents of South Carolina go to the polls for their state's Democratic primary. Clinton has previously said she wants to build a national movement to counter the National Rifle Association, the leading U.S. gun rights advocacy group.