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Chu: Lax Gun Laws to Blame for the Carnage (Video)

On the House floor, days after the Sandy Hook Elementary slaughter, Rep. Judy Chu (D-El Monte) urged her colleagues to tighten gun laws.

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.

S. Ray December 20, 2012 at 06:15 PM
The only gun control worth supporting is limiting the availability of guns to people who are mentally ill. The evidence is overwhelming that gun control laws do not work, that mass shooting suspects are less likely to act if they know that someone else nearby has a gun or is likely to have a gun (e.g., the Clackamas Mall Shooting ended with the shooter taking his life when someone who had a concealed carry permit brandished his weapon), and that when guns are limited or banned, gun crime actually increases because those possessing guns illegally feel more at ease to use them.
David V. December 20, 2012 at 06:57 PM
S. Ray writes, "[t]he evidence is overwhelming that gun laws do not work." Really? I would love to know what this "evidence" is. You don't think screening and background checks for all people who wish to buy guns or ammunition will be ineffective? You don't think there is a point to banning large capacity magazines? You don't think it would be useful to have waiting periods, and to require all people to register their guns, like their cars, would be handy? You say that limiting guns actually increases crime. But that is incorrect; in fact, that argument was dissected and gutted in the New York Times today. [see http://tinyurl.com/adjjhlx ]
David V. December 20, 2012 at 07:00 PM
S. Ray writes, "The evidence is overwhelming that gun laws do not work." Really? I would love to know what this evidence is. You don't think screening and background checks for all people who wish to buy guns or ammunition will be effective? You don't think there is a point to banning large capacity magazines? You don't think it would be useful to have waiting periods, and to require all people to register their guns, like their cars? You say that limiting guns actually increases crime. But that is incorrect; in fact, that argument was dissected and gutted in the New York Times today. [see http://tinyurl.com/adjjhlx ]

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