Clinton Says Obama Needs to Explain Inconsistency in Gun Views

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From CBS News' Fernando Suarez:

Speaking to reporters on a flight between California and Arizona, Hillary Clinton accused Barack Obama of flip-flopping on the issue of gun control.

Earlier today, Obama said he had "no intention of taking away folks' guns."

But Obama has a history of supporting gun control measures. And the Clinton campaign pointed out a questionnaire from 1996 where Obama said he "supported banning the manufacture, sale and possession of handguns."

Clinton said Obama has some explaining to do.

"Well he has to speak to his own record, which has obviously changed over a relatively short period of time," she said.

"My understanding is that really within the space of 4 or 5 years, he's had several positions on a number of really challenging issues. You'll have to ask him why he has so rapidly changed position from year to year."

Earlier, before Clinton held her press conference on the plane, the aircraft had an aborted takeoff from Burbank, California when upon acceleration the pilot noticed a light turn on in the cockpit. After a short taxi to the gate and filing some paperwork, we were in the air.
  • Fernando Suarez

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