Former President Bill Clinton said Wednesday that it was hard for him to comprehend resistance to measures meant to curb the proliferation of high-capacity magazines and the weapons that use them.
"I grew up in this hunting culture, but this is nuts," Clinton said at the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, in a speech recorded by the Associated Press. "Why does anybody need a ... 30-round clip for a gun?"
(Watch Clinton's comments in the video above)
"Why does anybody need one of those things that carries 100 bullets? The guy in Colorado had one of those," continued Clinton, referring to a mass shooting in Aurora, Colo., last year. A gunman opened fire on a movie theater there with a military-style assault rifle and numerous high-capacity magazines, killing 12 and injuring 58 more. "Half of all mass killings in the U.S. occurred since the assault weapons ban expired."
Clinton said he hopes to see action taken against gun violence in the wake of the December mass shooting at an elementary school in Newtown, Conn., that led to the deaths of 26 people, including 20 young children.
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