Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton said that she respects ''the Second Amendment,'' as she called for changes in gun laws as a way to reduce violence. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton told supporters at a campaign event in Pennsylvania that she respects "the Second Amendment," as she called for changes in gun laws as a way to reduce violence. Clinton has made gun violence a focus of her presidential campaign. Mothers who have lost children in shootings have joined her on the campaign trail. Clinton has said police officers should be trained to recognize implicit bias. "We have got to have a counter movement to this reckless irresponsible propaganda that is pushing guns every where to everyone," she said adding the she was well aware that this is "politically challenging." She said when people say that she wants to change the Second Amendment she said, "that is totally untrue." The U.S. presidential race tightened in a number of traditional battleground states, though Clinton remained the favorite to win the White House, according to the latest Reuters/Ipsos States of the Nation project poll released on Monday. The project, which uses a national online opinion poll of more than 15,000 people, showed that, as of Thursday, Clinton and Republican rival Donald Trump were running nearly even in support in Florida and Ohio: states where she had held an advantage. Arizona, where Trump had held an advantage, was also considered a toss-up. Meanwhile, Maine, Oregon and Pennsylvania were considered states that Clinton would likely win. They had previously been considered toss-ups. Overall, the project showed that Clinton continued to hold the advantage over Trump in the Electoral College, the body that ultimately picks the president.