VA Gov McAuliffe Touts Advocacy For Background Checks During Interview on Shooting

Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe (D) stated, “there are too many guns in the hands of people who should not have guns. This is why I’ve long advocated for background checks” in an interview on the shooting of a reporter and a cameraman on Washington DC’s WTOP radio, portions of which were broadcast on Wednesday’s “CNN Newsroom.”

McAuliffe said, “I mean, what a tragedy. I know the area well. I was just there a week and a half ago. We just finished our family vacation, standing literally right on that deck area at the Bridgewater Marina, where we rented our boats, where this occurred. It’s such a beautiful sight. And this young woman, 24 years old, photographer, 27, another woman shot, doing an interview talking about economic development, and bringing businesses to the Smith Mountain Lake region. It is — it go back — goes back to what I’ve talked about for a long time, there are too many guns in the hands of people who should not have guns. This is why I’ve long advocated for background checks. I’m a gun owner, I’m a hunter. But you know what? I went through background checks myself to get it. We’ve got to — in America, we have got to come together. There is too much gun violence in the United States of America.”

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