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Dem Rep Sanchez: ‘Multi-Automatic Round Weapons Are Easily Available’


Representative Loretta Sanchez (D-CA) declared, “multi-automatic round weapons are easily available, even though not in California, but they can cross the state line” on Thursday’s broadcast of “MSNBC Live.”

Sanchez said, “the reality is that Congress has been trying to get at some of these issues for the last five years, and we haven’t been able to. We let the Assault Weapons Ban, which was led by our Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), we let that lapse. So, you know, multi-automatic round weapons are easily available, even though not in California, but they can cross the state line, as you know. The second thing is, we really haven’t done that much about mental health. I’ve been working with my colleague, Grace Napolitano (D) here out of the los angeles area, to try to get mental health services more available for people, and it hasn’t happened. And then lastly, there are a lot of loopholes in our current laws. So, we can ask people to be registered. We can have waiting periods. A lot of the law-abiding gun purveyors, sellers that sit in our districts, they are following those, but then we have this thing called gun shows, which come into town, sell everything, don’t do these background checks, and there are way too many problems in trying to get this done. And the Congress has a responsibility to close those loopholes, and make it safer for Americans.”

She added, “I am not advocating that we eliminate all guns. I believe that there are rights that gun holders have. I just know, that even in the First Amendment, like freedom of speech, it is regulated. You can’t scream ‘fire’ in a theater. You can be sued for libel against people, and so, we need to ensure that we regulate correctly.”

(h/t Daily Caller)

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