Huffington Post – by Ashley Alman
Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.) joined the charge of politicians calling for a review of gun control legislation on Sunday in the wake of a gunman’s deadly rampage on the campus of University of California, Santa Barbara.
King, a longtime advocate of stricter gun control policies, told the Washington Post that the incident reinforces the argument for expanding background checks for gun owners.
“This tragedy demonstrates once again the need to keep guns out of the hands of the mentally ill,” he said.
King added that any effort to convince House leadership to bring gun control legislation up this summer will be “very difficult,” saying gun control advocates in Congress need to “focus the discussion” surrounding mental illness and access to firearms.
The Republican said his party should not give up efforts to thwart powerful gun advocacy groups, according to the Washington Post.
“Even though this issue may not be popular in particular congressional districts, if we want to be a national party, we ought to be looking closely at it,” he said.
Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) also called on Congress to revisit gun control legislation on Sunday, suggesting a focus on mental health could bring Republicans and Democrats together on the issue.
“Maybe reconfigure them to center on mental health, which is a point where we can agree that we need more resources to make the country healthier,” he said. “The Congress will be complicit if we fail to act.”
7 thoughts on “Peter King Calls For Enhanced Gun Control Legislation In Wake Of California Rampage”
The time is rapidly approaching when guns will control legislators and not the other way around.
Another guy to hang.
The murder (in CA, not Congress) stabbed his first three victims. Only guns are to blame, certainly not sharp objects(!) nor the failed psycho exams, parent or nutcase murder etc.
The asshat (the murder, not the Congressman) could have used a deadly carrot and killed people and still the moron rep (yes, the Congressman) would use it as a method for gun control – baying out his edict for his mindless American flock of liberals.
“This tragedy demonstrates once again the need to keep guns out of the hands of the mentally ill,” he said.”
WHAT tragedy, @sshole?
Got any (REAL) evidence?
Old Petey has an excellent point. I am 100 % behind this idea! Gun control limits need to be part of the discussion. Our representative republic has militarized the entire alphabet soup agencies against We The People.
Why does the FDA need an armed police force? Why does the BLM need the same?
Why has Home land security placed orders for more guns than they have employees and more MILLIONS of rounds of ammunition than is currently used in the wars that supposedly keep us safe? This situation is increasingly unsettling when you understand this one agency has yet to find one terrorist on its own accord…
Wow, what a surprise! Two jew senators trying to disarm the goyim again!
Like your user name.