Gov. McAuliffe: 'Too Many Guns On The Street'

Ebony Scott
June 19, 2017

On the other side of the debate, Vik Verma with Organizing for Action says that while he would like to see stronger gun control laws, he doubts the shooting will lead to any meaningful change. How a person with multiple arrests can still legally possess a gun.

As a NRA supporter, Healy says that the more people who are armed in situations like this, the more likely it is people will be killed.

"It would have been a massacre without them", Sen.

Scalise is the Majority Whip of the House, represents the 1st Congressional District in Louisiana and is considered a staunch conservative when it comes to voting and promoting issues on Capitol Hill. He said that's because his staff member who was in a auto near the field is typically armed in the representative's home state and would have had a "clear shot at him".

There was also a shooting in San Francisco on Wednesday that left three people dead plus the shooter at a UPS facility.

"If grown GOP were scared this am, can one imagine the terror kids had at Sandy Hook?" And with one of their colleagues in critical condition, many were muted on Wednesday.

"Before libs start w their Gun Control bs, this could have been done with a large truck or a butcher knife, good people w guns stopped it", read an opposing early-morning tweet. "I have a carry permit", he said to WKBW (Channel 7).

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe said there were too many guns on the streets.

The governor said he talks about the need for more background checks on gun purchases and for closing the gun show loophole all the time.

A reporter challenged McAuliffe, saying that "people are going to criticize that you're bringing up gun control at this time".

McAuliffe, 60, is the 72nd governor of Virginia. "Not a day for politics". And while details are still coming together and the motive of the shooter is unclear, this incident is yet another illustration of the need for common sense gun reforms.

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The assailant was idenfied as James Hodgkinson of IL, who was purportedly a supporter of Bernie Sanders, the Democratic Presidential candidate in 2016, in whose campaign he worked as a volunteer. The hearing was canceled.

Pride Fund to End Gun Violence is a Political Action Committee (PAC), organized for the objective of raising and spending money to elect pro-LGBTQ candidates at the federal and local level who support sensible gun reforms.

Just before the shooting began, Duncan and Ron DeSantis, R-Fla., said they spoke to a man they now think was Hodgkinson.

Reports about the possible political nature of the attack and that the gunman in the incident sought to determine the political affiliation of those at the practice before going on his shooting spree, inflamed an already toxic political atmosphere, although Democratic lawmakers and their aides, who were practicing elsewhere for Thursday night's Congressional baseball game, immediately suspended their routine and sent prayers and condolences to their GOP colleagues.

"I told him they were Republicans", Duncan recalled. I am thankful for the great courage of the Capitol Police, who were my protectors after I was shot and became my friends.

John R. Lott, Jr., an economist, and was formerly chief economist at the United States Sentencing Commission. As usual, many called for stricter laws, such as universal background checks, making it harder for people like this shooter to get weapons like the one he used, while also expressing sympathy for the victims. After the shooting of 20 first graders and six educators at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown in December of 2012, CT approved a law imposing a number of new gun restrictions.

A year ago, Democratic members of the U.S. House of Representatives staged a sit-in demanding a vote on federal gun-safety bills following the shootings at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando.

Nearly immediately after Scalise was shot Wednesday, the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence issued a statement decrying the attack.

"Our thoughts are with those who have been shot and with their loved ones, and we commend the heroic effort by the law enforcement officers who intervened", said Brady Campaign President Dan Gross in a statement. "We worry about this every day for all of our citizens", McAuliffe said at the news conference.

For anyone who thought a high-caliber assault on their own ranks might move Washington Republicans to reconsider their resistance to new gun control legislation, think again.

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