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Waxman Calls for Tougher Gun Controls Following Santa Monica Shooting

Rep. Henry Waxman says he will do all he can to pressure Congress to take up common-sense gun measures.

By City News Service

The congressman representing Santa Monica said "enough is enough'' Saturday and called on Congress to take the type of guns used at Santa Monica College off the streets of the United States.

Rep. Henry A. Waxman issued a statement from Washington, where he said he was "deeply saddened by the senseless violence at Santa Monica College.

Reports have indicated that the shooter may have used rifle similar to the AR-15, the same military-style assault weapon used by the shooters in Aurora, Colorado and Newtown, Connecticut.  

"This is the seventh mass shooting in the last year,'' Waxman said. "Enough is enough. It's well past time that Congress take action to keep these dangerous weapons off our streets.

"My thoughts and prayers go out to the victims of this violence and their families,'' he said. "In the coming days and months, I will do all I can to pressure Congress to take up common-sense gun measures to fix our loophole-
ridden gun laws and keep these violent weapons out of our communities.''
Always Right June 11, 2013 at 04:52 PM
Yes, like our government, you progressive liberals (sorry Wendy if that word bothers you) are doing your level best to FOCUS all, if you get my meaning.
Marshall Thompson June 11, 2013 at 05:30 PM
Liberal policies have turned the streets of Santa Monica into an actual toilet. Liberal politics have made our once golden public school system into one unrecognizable - and far less effective - to that of my childhood. Liberal politics have actually succeeded in increasing the divide of rich and poor, largely by importing millions of - perfectly nice - but poor people. Much like the idiots of TODAY'S gang shooting near Santa Monica College. Liberal policies create the very miserable conditions they claim to be against, and then they, predictably, blame conservatives. The cities with the strictest gun control laws - all run by liberals - like Chicago, also have the highest gun-related homicide rates. And then here's Waxman saying we need more of the same FAILED policies. At what time do you finally recognize the failure of an initiative and then try something different?
Glenn E Grab June 13, 2013 at 12:45 PM
guns aren't the problem.....the failure of the mental health system is what caused this tragedy......this kid was a wacko for years, everybody who knew him understood this.....why wasn't he on a background check list?....
Glenn E Grab June 14, 2013 at 12:00 PM
Waxman's an opportunist hypocrite....
Joanne June 14, 2013 at 07:02 PM
Yup, and so is his good buddy Pam O'Connor!!

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