Former President Bill Clinton was a surprise guest on Wednesday at the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, where he seized his opportunity to make a push for greater gun control during a speech about technology.
“I grew up in this hunting culture, but this is nuts,” the Arkansas native said. “Why does anybody need a 30 round clip for a gun? Why does anybody need one of those things that carries 100 bullets?”
Clinton’s remarks come as an Obama administration task force is crafting a series of recommendations to stem gun violence following the horrific mass shooting at an elementary school in Newton, Conn., which killed 20 small children and six adults.
Vice President Biden, who is spearheading the effort, is scheduled to meet on Thursday with the National Rifle Association as well as with Wal-Mart, the nation’s top seller of guns.