While campaigning in New Hampshire Monday, Clinton rolled out a new gun control proposal that includes using executive action to close the so-called gun show loophole and making it easier for people to sue gun makers. Clinton contrasted her stance with that of Republicans, paying special attention to presidential candidates Bush and Donald Trump. “On the Republican side, Mr. Trump was asked about it and said something like ‘you know, things like that happen in the world,’” she said. “Governor Bush said ‘yeah, stuff happens.’ No. That’s an admission of defeat and surrender to a problem that is killing 33,000 Americans.”
Clinton would push an executive branch rule redefining the way the law looks at people who sell lots of guns but don't do it out of a brick-and-mortar store, an aide said. Under the rule, people who try to sell a "significant number of guns" would be deemed to be "in the business" of selling firearms. That would require many private sellers to become licensed dealers, which would make them responsible for conducting background checks, keeping records of sales, and making records available to law enforcement officers upon request. Clinton would also back legislation closing the "Charleston loophole," which federal officials say allowed the man accused of killing nine people in a South Carolina church earlier this year to obtain a gun.... Clinton would support two other legislative efforts: to repeal the gun industry's exemption from lawsuits against manufacturers ... and to prevent stalkers and those convicted of abusing people they were dating from obtaining guns.