During a speech Chelsea told those gathered that there is now a great opportunity to pass strict gun control laws since Supreme Court Judge Antonin Scalia has passed away.
“It matters to me that my mom also recognizes the role the Supreme Court has when it comes to gun control.” Clinton said
“With Justice Scalia on the bench, one of the few areas where the Court actually had an inconsistent record relates to gun control,” she added.
“Sometimes the Court upheld local and state gun control measures as being compliant with the Second Amendment and sometimes the Court struck them down.”
Clinton then touted several gun control lobbyist groups who have supported Hillary Clinton, and predicted that if Hillary becomes president, new laws will be implemented.
“So if you listen to Moms Demand Action and the Brady Campaign and the major efforts pushing for smart, sensible and enforceable gun control across our country, disclosure, have endorsed my mom, they say they believe the next time the Court rules on gun control, it will make a definitive ruling,” Clinton said.
“So it matters to me that my mom is the only person running for president who not only constantly makes that connection but also has a strong record on gun control and standing up to the NRA.” Chelsea continued.
“This is one of those issues I didn’t know I could care more about until I became a mother. And I think every day about the Sandy Hook families whose children every day, don’t come home from school. And I can’t even imagine that living horror and tragedy.” she concluded.
Scalia’s death in February was mired in confusing circumstances after he was found alone in his room with a pillow over his head, and his body was quickly embalmed following the decision not to conduct an autopsy.