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Schakowsky: Paris Attack ‘Chilling Reminder’ We Need ‘Sensible Gun Safety Laws’


This week on Sirius XM’s POTUS Radio’s “The Midday Briefing with Tim Farley,” Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) said the Paris terror attack should be a “chilling reminder” we need “sensible gun safety laws” in the United States.

Schakowsky said, “Obviously it is frightening for every western country, but I do want to remind you that before we killed a jihadist named Awlaki, he did a video that said to Americans, ‘join the jihad and get guns,’ because it’s so easy in the United States of America to get a weapon. And that ought to be a chilling reminder because, aside from blowing themselves up, which is of course is not about small weapons. These people used the kinds of weapons that are still available in the United States of America. I think it ought cause us to have another consideration of sensible gun safety laws.”

When it was pointed out the weapons were available in France, Schakowsky added, “Well, you know, we traffic in some small weapons around the world. So it’s not clear actually where those came from, but you’re right, you know, people get them. But they’re so available was the message that was sent to possible recruits for the terrorist organizations.”

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