Hillary Clinton's campaign blasted Donald Trump Tuesday for saying ambiguously that there may be something "Second Amendment people" can do if she wins the White House and appoints pro-gun control judges.

"This is simple — what Trump is saying is dangerous. A person seeking to‎ be the President of the United States should not suggest violence in any way," Hillary for America Campaign manager Robby Mook said in a statement.

Trump warned supporters at a campaign rally in North Carolina that, if elected president, Clinton would appoint anti-Second Amendment judges.

"Hillary essentially wants to abolish the Second Amendment," Trump told supporters. "By the way, and if she gets to pick her judges, nothing you can do, folks."

"Although the Second Amendment people, maybe there is," he said, adding, "I don't know."

The GOP nominee's remarks soon kicked up a storm in newsrooms, as reporters and pundits alike stopped to ask whether he had just suggested violence against the Democratic presidential candidate.

"If anybody else had said this, they'd be out in the parking lot in a police wagon being questioned by the Secret Service," former CIA and National Security Agency Director Michael Hayden said in a CNN interview shortly after Trump's rally had concluded.

The Democratic Coalition Against Trump, which is an arm of Keep America Great PAC, also released a statement Tuesday saying it had contacted the FBI and asked it to investigate the GOP nominee for seemingly encouraging violence against Clinton.

"There is no place in American politics for this kind of disgusting rhetoric," said the PAC's senior advisor, Scott Dworkin.

"Donald Trump should immediately drop out of the race, and he should be arrested for committing a federal crime. He's proven himself to be nothing more than a thug, and anyone supporting him after this grotesque display should be publicly shamed. It's truly abhorrent and we must all stand united – regardless of party affiliation to say loudly that Americans reject this kind of hateful and dangerous rhetoric," he added.

However, not everyone saw Trump's off-script remarks as an insidious call to action.

"I've been very critical of Donald Trump, but I actually don't think that's what he was saying," Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, who announced Monday she would not vote for Trump in the fall, told "Meet the Press."

"I think that he was suggesting that the Second Amendment advocates across the country might be able to come together to pressure the senate to reject her nominees, should she become president, that's how I interpreted it. But it is an example of Donald Trump's looseness with language that can lead to interpretations that, such as the one put out by secretary Clinton's camp," she added.

The Daily Mail's Dave Martosko, who was in the arena Monday afternoon when Trump spoke, also said there was nothing "dangerous" about what the Republican candidate said.

"Here we go: Trump line about 2nd Amendment advocates 'doing something' about Clinton's agenda will be misinterpreted as threat of violence," said

"Comment came in context of talking about Supreme Court decisions. Clearly he meant legal maneuvering based on the Constitution," he added.

He explained that the GOP nominee clearly meant that pro-Second Amendment groups should prepare for prolonged legal battles with possible Clinton's judicial nominees.

"I was in the room and took it to mean that the NRA's constitutional lawyering is next-level sh-t," the Daily Mail reporter said. "[To be honest] that's where being in the room helps, and being familiar with his patois."

The National Rifle Association has since commented on the candidate's remarks, and said there is indeed nothing it can do if Clinton appoints anti-Second Amendment judges:

The Trump campaign, for its part, responded to the furor over his remarks by clarifying he meant pro-Second Amendment activists could band together to ensure Clinton loses in November.

"It's called the power of unification – 2nd Amendment people have amazing spirit and are tremendously unified, which gives them great political power. And this year, they will be voting in record numbers, and it wont be for Hillary Clinton, it will be for Donald Trump," the Republican candidate's communications adviser, Jason Miller, said in a statement.

He said later in an interview with NBC News that it was "completely ridiculous" and "absolutely ludicrous" for anyone to interpret trump's remarks as being a call for violence against Clinton.

"It's very clear Mr. Trump is talking about Second Amendment supporters exercising their voting power," he said.