Gun Control Advocates Joining the Tucson Shooting Rhetoric

Tuesday, 11 Jan 2011 12:38 PM

By John Lott

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The Tucson Ariz., Gabrielle Giffords shooting tragedy has gun control advocates lining up, clamoring to join the rhetoric. Calls for gun control are already being made.

Gun laws have to be examined, Rep. Raul Grijalva, D-Ariz., said Sunday on NBC's "Meet the Press," according to USA Today. He said that "doesn't mean denying guns" but reviewing how they become accessible.

gabrielle,giffords,tucson,arizona,Carolyn,McCarthy,guns,second,amendmentThe report stated: "It is not clear how alleged Arizona shooting suspect Jared Loughner obtained a 9mm Glock pistol with 'extended magazine' that law enforcement say was used in Saturday's rampage."

Rep. Carolyn McCarthy, D-N.Y., has announced that she will put forward new gun control legislation. In a Politico interview on Sunday, she said, “My staff is working on looking at the different legislation fixes that we might be able to do and we might be able to introduce as early as tomorrow.”


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