Bill Clinton On Opposition To Gun Control: "This Is Nuts"
In a speech at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, former President Bill Clinton outlined the importance mobile technology but also talked about political issues like gun control calling the availability of high-capacity gun magazines "nuts."
FORMER PRESIDENT BILL CLINTON: I grew up in the hunting culture, but this is nuts. Why does anybody need a 30 round clip for a gun? Why does anybody need one of those things that carries 100 bullets? The guy in Colorado had one of those.
Half of all mass killings in the United States have occurred since the assault weapons ban expired in 2005. Half, in all of the history of the country. So, I hope that former Congresswoman Gabby Giffords and other people who stepped up after the Newtown tragedy will have some impact on this.
And There are going to need to be some armed guards in some schools where there is a higher crime rate and kids themselves may take weapons to school, absolutely. But it is not an excuse not to deal with this issue.