In the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary massacre, Rep. Judy Chu (D-El Monte) explained that she's pushing for tighter gun control before "another school, mall or movie theater is turned into a crime scene.''
Chu, who represents California's 27th Congressional District, which includes South Pasadena, Altadena, Arcadia, Pasadena, Glendora, and parts of Monrovia, addressed her colleagues in the House of Representatives on Wednesday, when she called for a ban on assault weapons. She further would like to ban extended ammunition clips, and suggested a thorough background check for anyone who wants to own a gun.
Last Friday's slaughter of 20 children and six school officials "happened because we turned a blind eye to the carnage our lax gun laws bring us. It's time change those laws'' and reclaim our security,'' she said.
Chu had said she'd use her position on the House Judiciary Committee to push for tighter gun control laws.