Senator Kennedy “In my judgment, we do not need more gun control. We need more idiot control”

Reacting to the Democrat push for more gun control in the wake of mass shootings, Republican Senator John Kennedy Of Louisiana pushed back.

 

Kennedy said “Look, these killings were terrible. They were horrible. I’m free and one of the prices we pay for that freedom is that youre a;ways going to have some people who abuse it. Freedom is risk. But we have got to concentrate on is how to control that risk. Youre not going to stop the killings until you stop the killers. But you don`t stop drunk drivers by getting rid of all sober drivers, which is what many of my Democratic friends what to do with respect to the Second Amendment.”

“In my judgment, we do not need more gun control,” he continued. “We need more idiot control. How do we do that? We have already tried, Republicans have. Senator Grassley, Senator Cruz had a bill to strengthen our national database. We regulate gun ownership in America. IF you are convicted of certain crimes, if you have a tendency to violence, if you are mentally ill, and you want to buy a gun, your name has to run through a database. The problem is that the database has huge holes in it. And many federal agencies and state agencies are very cavalier about sending in the names. Grassley and Cruzs bill, which I support, would have tightened up the database , and it would have cracked down on people who have guns who shuldnt have guns.”

 

Kennedy asked, ” Do you know why the bill didn`t pass?”

 

“Many of my Democratic colleagues filibustered it. Now, if you drill down far enough what youre going to find...I dont want to paint with too broad a brush, but many, not all, many of my Democratic colleagues, they just dont believe in the Second Amendment," he continued. "They just dont. I mean, we have heard it in terms of police officers. I mean, basically, the Democratic position is that if a bad guy shoots a crop, it’s a problem. If a cop shoots a bad guy, its the cop fault. You know ,if it werent for double standards here we wouldn`t have any standards at all.”

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