Democratic presidential candidate Clinton speaks to supporters at the Human Rights Campaign in Washington

Clinton vows to take on gun lobby, pledges tighter restrictions

Democratic presidential candidate Clinton speaks to supporters at the Human Rights Campaign in WashingtonBy Amanda Becker MANCHESTER, New Hampshire (Reuters) – Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton pledged Monday to take on the powerful U.S. gun lobby, saying she would pursue expanded background checks and take steps to hold manufacturers accountable for crimes committed with their weapons. Clinton was at a town hall in Manchester, New Hampshire, to unveil her plan to curb gun violence just days after a gunman killed nine people and wounded another nine last week on the campus of Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon. At times on Monday, Clinton’s voice cracked as she talked about the toll gun violence has taken on U.S. schools, movie theaters and other public spaces.

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