Gun control has once again become a hot debate in U.S. in the wake of recent campus shootings.
With the 2016 election getting closer, voters are eager to know who will address the thorny issue.
On Friday, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said that gun buyback programs are worth considering.
She made the remarks while answering questions at a New Hampshire town hall.
SOUNDBITE: HILLARY CLINTON
Several communities have done gun buyback programs, but I think it would be worth considering doing it on a national level.
Clinton brought up Australia’s buyback program.
Australia bought back over 650,000 weapons since it passed a mandatory gun buyback program after a shooter killed 35 people in 1996.
According to a recent report, the U.S. leads the world in mass shooting incidents.
Many put the blame on government’ s loose gun law and incompetence in making a change.
In an interview earlier this year Obama called the failure to reform U.S. gun laws “one of the greatest frustrations” of his presidency.