Republican Donald Trump has sparked anger by appearing to suggest his supporters could stop his rival Hillary Clinton by exercising their gun rights.
He said that Mrs Clinton would put liberal justices on the Supreme Court if she wins the Presidency in November, threatening gun ownership rights.
Speaking at a rally in North Carolina, Mr Trump hinted that gun rights advocates could stop her taking power, sparking an online backlash, many accusing him of inciting violence.
Although the second amendment enshrines the right to bear arms in the US constitution, Robby Mook, Mrs Clinton’s Campaign Manager, said “what Trump is saying is dangerous”.
But Mr Trump was quick to respond, tweeting that he was referring to the political power of gun rights advocates.