The shooting at Umpqua Community College left 10 dead, including the shooter, and at least 10 others were injured. It was on that Boston campus Friday afternoon that Democratic Sen.
“We can’t sort through and identify who might take actions like this”.
Wyden stood alongside Brown, Sen.
America’s frenzied gun culture was exposed once more on Thursday, as was the long reach of the gun lobby in Washington and around the country.
A study by The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggests 316,000 people died from gun violence in the United States between 2004 and 2013. “It’s not”, Markey said. “We will never know”. “And that is what happened yesterday”.
“To expect law enforcement to run down and do an investigation into whether or not private individuals have conducted a background check is almost impossible”, Hanlin told the Oregon lawmakers. A photographer for the Roseburg News-Review newspaper said he saw people being loaded into multiple ambulances and taken to the local hospital.
“So we’re about to have an historic showdown”.
Earlier tragedies sometimes have a small renewed life in public debate when another shooting overwhelms the news.
But Democrat Stephen Lynch, of South Boston, who’s in the Republican-controlled House of Representatives, wants more information first.
The president lamented how such events had become “routine” and cited the terrifying statistic that “there is a gun for roughly every man, woman and child in America”. “This won’t be information coming from me, it will be coming from you”.
“We already have over 22,500 laws on the books that regulate the ownership, use and possession of firearms”, said Alan Gottlieb, founder of the Second Amendment Foundation. Gun regulation is uneven, weak and haphazardly enforced. “I’m not sure what Oregon is doing”.
The sheriff sent a 2013 letter to Vice President Joe Biden after the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting that “gun control is NOT the answer to preventing heinous crimes like school shootings”.
Smith said Illinois has strict laws in place that don’t get enforced.
“What I can honestly say is we have to keep fighting back”. And they need to say they know the NRA and its friends will come after them full force, and they consider attacks from people whose agenda increases the chances for gun-related deaths to be a badge of honor. We fight back tomorrow.
“We’re a very rural, outdoor community”. It doesn’t change the fact that owning a gun is a civil right, that the preponderance of owners are not criminals, or that there are 300 million guns out there. But gun control opponents continue to defend the “right to bear arms” as sacred.