The gun debate has widened with the frequency of shootings, particularly in gun-free zones like the theater in Lafayette Thursday, the Charleston, South Carolina Church in June and U.S. naval base in Tennessee this month. “I think that you allow the citizens of this country who have been appropriately trained, appropriately backgrounded and know how to handle and use firearms, to carry them”.
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, whose state is where the latest shooting occurred, defended existing gun policies, saying that if properly enforced, they should have been enough to prevent the shooter from purchasing a gun. How he squares this with only “well-trained” people in movie theaters having guns was left to the winds.
Perry, a previous Texas director yet now a Republican presidential choice, said weapon legal guidelines were usually in spot, but support appeared to be this challenge, telling you up to date legalities ought to have stopped Houser, that had evidence of psychological problem along with a public record, from receiving a weapon. “Absolutely, in this instance, this man never should have been able to buy a gun”.
John Russell Houser shot 11 people, killing two and injuring nine, at the cinema in Lafayette on Thursday night before turning the gun on himself. “We see individuals who are obviously mentally impacted”. “Enforcement of those laws is what seems to be lacking”, he said. “Somebody didn’t do their job in the standpoint of enforcing the laws that are on the books”. Singer Sam Smith and actor Ian Somerhalder also took to Twitter to voice their shock and sadness about the Lafayette shooting. “People should not have guns who are going to hurt other people, who are unstable”.
“Nobody should have a gun who has a criminal background, was involved in domestic abuse situations”, said Sanders, speaking from New Orleans.
Sen. Rand Paul (R., Ky.) made a similar argument after the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Connecticut.
Pitch ideal star Rebel Wilson called for America to adopt the same kind of strict gun control laws that her native Australia has following the Lafayette shooting. He said Sunday on NBC’s Meet the Press that “guns used exclusively to kill people, not for hunting, should not be sold in the United States”.