If he had not had access to such a rifle, would he have been able to injure multiple people? "It would have been a massacre without them". Quick and heroic actions by a Capitol Police security detail and Alexandria Police thankfully averted others from being shot or killed.
"Back in Georgia [he] carries a 9-millimeter in his car.He had a clear shot at him". In fact, they've nearly become normalized in our society.
"If grown GOP were scared this am, can one imagine the terror kids had at Sandy Hook?"
Also, just because a person carries a gun does not mean he or she will use it responsibly.
"I've long talked about this: background checks, shutting down gun-show loopholes", he said. But I'm not going to get anywhere near the investigation.
Granted, the governor said, "This is not what today is about" concerning gun control-and he just should have left it there.
McAuliffe's comments drew fire immediately from Katie Pavlich, a Fox News contributor.
In a country where there are nearly as many guns as people, gun ownership is fiercely defended by firearms industry lobbyists and Republican politicians, who now control the Senate, the House of Representatives and the White House. "Not a day for politics". Republican Rep. Mo Brooks of Alabama witnessed the shooting, but quickly reiterated his support for the Second Amendment. Gabby Giffords, the only other member of Congress shot in the last four decades.
Democrats ramped up their pro-gun control push, staging a filibuster in the Senate and a "sit-in" in the House to disrupt Republican-controlled proceedings. "The swift response of the U.S. Capitol Police and first responders is testament to their selfless service to our nation". T. Hodgkinson of Belleville, Illinois walked up and wanted to know if Republicans or Democrats were playing.
Republican leaders in the House had been scheduled to hold a congressional hearing this morning to discuss legislation that would increase risks to public safety by deregulating 80-year old law that oversees the sale of silencers. "He said, 'Okay, thanks, ' turned around".
Terry McAuliffe, reacting to the shooting of Rep. Steve Scalise and others at a baseball practice in Alexandria, said there are "too many guns on the street". Scalise remained in critical condition Wednesday afternoon. And what kind of laws need to be passed - or should any laws be passed - to keep guns out of the hands of people who should not have them? Nowhere do the news reports mention whether an attack occurred in a gun-free zone.
Hours earlier Scalise, two congressional staffers and at least two police officers were injured when a man apparently ambushed them as they practiced for a charity baseball game.
Indeed, Frum was mostly correct in stating citizens don't need a license to purchase a gun in Virginia, however, a permit to hide carry a firearm is required.
From 1966 to 2012, almost a third of the world's mass shootings took place in the US.