Clinton Calls for ‘Dedicated Team’ to Track Lone Wolf Terrorists

PHOTO: Hillary Clinton speaks at a Planned Parenthood Action Fund Membership event, June 10, 2016, in Washington.PlayJennifer Graylock/Getty Images
WATCH Hillary Clinton on Orlando Nightclub Massacre

Hillary Clinton told "Good Morning America" that if she is elected president, she would establish "a dedicated team" that is "exclusively" tasked with tracking suspected lone wolf terrorists and preventing attacks, such as the shooting at a nightclub in downtown Orlando on Sunday morning.

The presumptive Democratic presidential nominee said the team would work to strengthen communication with tech companies to help spot suspicious online chatter before possible attacks.

"We've got to really double down on our efforts here in this country, and that means also getting the Congress to do something on the common-sense gun measures, because that's not a separate issue," she said.

Clinton noted Orlando shooter Omar Mateen "had absolutely no trouble buying an assault rifle."

In interviews with NBC and CBS, she called such guns "weapons of war" that needed to be taken "off our street[s]."

Orlando police confirmed today that 49 people were killed in the nightclub shooting. Also, Mateen was shot and killed by police. Officials will release all the victims' names after their next of kin have been notified.