Virginia Governor Calls For Stricter Gun Controls After Shooting

Majority Whip Rep. Steve Scalise was hit in the shooting

Terry McAuliffe (D) advocated for stricter gun laws on Thursday after Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La.) and several others were shot on a baseball field in the Washington suburb of Alexandria, Va.

Not so in CT, where Gov. Dannel Malloy told reporters in Hartford that the shooting of U.S. Rep. Steve Scalise, R-La., and four others "is a reason why we need, quite frankly, and I'll say it, saner gun laws in America".

McAuliffe said "there are too many guns on the street" but then said the issue shouldn't be raised today.

The 93 Americans each day who die as a result of gun violence don't have the luxury of hitting up the taxpayers for more security.

"I've long talked about this", McAuliffe continued, mentioning background checks and loopholes at gun shows.

While adding that the topic is "not for today's discussion", he also said it wasn't inappropriate to bring up. "We are about this every day for all of our citizens".

Members of Congress got a dose of the gun violence epidemic plaguing America, and their first thought was not that they needed to take a serious look at the issue to see if there is anything that can be done from a policy perspective.


State Police Special Agent Michael Walter, 45, was fatally shot May 26 in Richmond's Mosby Court neighborhood when he and a Richmond officer were on patrol and approached two men in a auto.

Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL) was asked about gun control following the attack. "The majority of House and Senate Republicans were not courageous enough to reject the corporate gun lobby's money and rhetoric, and they have helped the gun industry sell more guns that are seeping into more public spaces throughout the nation".

"If we had that debate, it'd end like it always ends", Graham said.

Minutes later, McAuliffe told CNN's Kate Bolduan on air that it was his number one job as governor to keep the community safe.

"With 93 million people a day it's just something", McAuliffe said before reporters jumped in. Paul said, "I can tell you, that I think with absolute certainty, nobody would have survived without the Capitol Hill Police". Expect the Democrats to turn this into "Republican gun owners are the real threat".

Chris Hurst, a former WDBJ-TV news anchor man who was the boyfriend of Parker, is now running for a House of Delegates seat as a Democrat in the 12th district against Republican Del.

For the Republican majority that incurred his rage, Hodgkinson's rampage and subsequent take-down only reinforced the NRA mantra that the only antidote for a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun. Those supporting the deregulation bill have dismissed current restrictions as unnecessary and costly, while gun control advocates have argued that lifting restrictions on silencers could lead to more gun violence.

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