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Hillary Clinton: 'Stop Terrorists From Getting the Tools They Need'

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The presidential nominee spoke to reporters in Cleveland today.

Hillary Clinton has outlined her priorities in reaction to the Orlando massacre, as well as her hopes for what we might learn from this latest act of large-scale gun violence in America.

Clinton highlighted the need for vigilance when it came to homegrown terrorists inspired by the Islamic State, who "radicalize individuals and encourage attacks againt the United States even if they are not coordinated with ISIS leadership." She also identified the need to "stem the flow of jihadists from Europe and America to Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan, and then back again."

The presidential nominee called for expanding airstrikes against ISIS in Syria and pledged to work all the authorities necessary to target and neutralize terrorist "lone wolves" in the United States and Europe who become radicalized through online forums and other recruitment channels.

Of the dire need for more gun control, Clinton said: "It's essential that we stop terrorists from getting the tools they need to carry out the attacks. And that's especially true when it comes to assault weapons like those used in Orlando and San Bernardino."

Specifically in regard to the gay community in Orlando and beyond, Hillary had these remarks: "The terrorist in Orlando targeted LGBT Americans out of hatred and bigotry, and an attack on any American is an attack on all Americans...You have millions of allies who will always have your back. And I am one of them."

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