Democrats link guns to terrorism, turn to gun control after Orlando

Men hold signs during a vigil outside The Stonewall Inn remembering the victims of the Orlando massacre, in New YorkBy Richard Cowan and Susan Cornwell WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama lamented the ease with which extremists can get firearms in the United States as “crazy” and Hillary Clinton said “terrorists” were using assault weapons to kill Americans, as Democrats on Monday renewed an uphill push for gun control after the Orlando massacre. The worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history, in which 49 people at a gay nightclub were killed and 53 wounded, reignited a debate in Washington over what types of guns should not be easily available and what types of buyers ought to be prohibited.

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