Hillary Clinton has attacked her main rival, Bernie Sanders, over U.S. gun laws at the Democratic presidential debate.
When asked if the Vermont senator was strong on gun control, she said “no, not at all” before vowing to go after the makers of guns used in shootings.
Mr. Sanders also attacked Mrs Clinton, saying her support for a no-fly zone in Syria would create “serious problems”.
His rallies have drawn big crowds and he has challenged Mrs Clinton’s frontrunner status in some key states.
A lot of the key exchanges came between these two, and the three other candidates on stage in Las Vegas – former Maryland Governor, Martin O’Malley, former Virginia Senator, Jim Webb and former Rhode Island Senator, Lincoln Chafee – struggled to make headway.
- Biggest applause of the night to Mr Sanders when he said the country was “sick” of hearing about Mrs Clinton’s email controversy
- The self-described democratic socialist railed against the wealth going to the “top 1%” and lauded Denmark as an example
- Former first lady said she would stand up to “bully” Russian President Vladimir Putin
- But she was on the defensive for supporting the Iraq War and backing a no-fly zone in Syria
One of the sharpest points of difference between the two main candidates came over gun laws.
The hugely divisive issue came back on the agenda after a mass shooting at a college campus in Oregon.