Louisiana Senator John Kennedy says he will
not support what he terms a “knee-jerk” reaction to additional gun control laws
in the wake of the Florida shootings. Kennedy opposes a bill to modify the
existing back-ground check systems for firearm purchases because he says that
system is broken.
“You want to improve the data base? Fire the people who are supposed to be
putting information into the data base and are just sitting there sucking their
teeth and doing nothing.”
sympathizes with the victims of the Florida shootings but will not, as he says,
be sucked into a pro temporary gun-control law we don’t need.
going to get on the false band wagon up here that we need more gun control
laws. No. We need to enforce the ones we have.”
legislation does not expand background checks but rather requires officials to
do a better job of screening. Kennedy says statistically speaking gun owners
are not the problem.
up in Washington forget that the vast, vast majority of Americans who own a gun, ‘A’ have a constitutional right to do so, and ‘B’ they’re not a danger to anyone.”