MIXED REVIEWS FOR OBAMA’S GUN CONTROL AGENDA, GRAVES ISSUES STATEMENT RELATED TO OBAMA PRESS CONFERENCE
President Barack Obama held a press conference yesterday to announce his Administration’s gun control agenda. In it, he requests legislators to ban military-style assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines and require tougher background checks, even on private sales. The plan has been met with support by some and has received a lot of criticism from others.
US Representative Tom Graves issued the following statement in response to the press conference:
“As the father of three and the husband of an elementary school teacher, it has been devastating to see the loss of life at the hands of armed madmen. In the aftermath of these tragedies, our nation has at once been united in grief and divided by a political agenda put forward by the president. The political agenda disregards the reality that violent criminals and murderers do not live by the laws of our land. It focuses on the re-regulation of lawful gun use, with the least consideration given to the rights of people to protect themselves, their families and their places of community gathering. I will continue to defend Second Amendment rights and oppose legislation that seeks to infringe on or intimidate people from exercising those rights.”
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