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Jim Jordan Urges Caution on Trampling 'Fundamental Liberties'

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By    |   Thursday, 15 February 2018 03:21 PM

Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, said Thursday caution must be exercised when talking about gun control and taking certain liberties away from Americans in the wake of the Florida high school massacre.

During an appearance on Fox News, Jordan discussed Wednesday's shooting that left 17 people dead — many of them children — at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland. After news of the shooting broke, there was talk of gun control and closer monitoring of Americans' social media footprints.

"We have to be careful," Jordan said. "The First Amendment is very important. The Second Amendment as well. Whenever we have one of these tragedies take place, folks want to infringe on fundamental liberties that we as Americans enjoy.

"On the Second Amendment, we have an endless number of gun control laws and regulations currently on the books. I don't know that more of those will stop evil like this when it takes place. I always say, bad people . . . will get around the law and do something bad if they're bent on doing that."

Jordan echoed other Republicans by saying the government must "be real careful about restricting fundamental liberties. Where we can do it is the Bill of Rights and the Constitution. We have to be open to it but we have to be careful."

A 19-year-old was charged Thursday morning with murdering 17 people. His social media history and some of the evidence at the scene — it is alleged he pulled the fire alarm before shooting several people in hallways and classrooms — point to the fact that the attack was planned and premeditated.

House Speaker Paul Ryan had similar words Thursday, saying it is too early to have a conversation because all the facts of the case are not yet known.

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Caution must be exercised when talking about gun control and taking certain liberties away from Americans in the wake of the Florida high school massacre, Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, said Thursday.
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