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Attack on lawmakers in Alexandria, VA reignites gun control debate

Attack on lawmakers in Alexandria, VA reignites gun control debate

House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.), a congressional staffer and two Capitol Police officers were shot early Wednesday morning when a lone gunman opened fire on Republican congressman practicing for the annual congressional baseball game.

"There are too many guns in the street", McAuliffe said in a news conference Wednesday near the shooting location.

"According to the Gun Violence Archive, today's tragic shooting is the 153rd mass shooting incident in the USA since January", Murray said in a statement.

Republican Representative Mike Bishop told reporters Wednesday morning that lawmakers had guns to thank for their safety after a shooter opened fire on a GOP congressional baseball practice in Virginia.

Hodgkinson was arrested for assaulting his girlfriend in 2006.

Others tried to avoid discussing politics amid such a tragedy.

Scalise "will continue fighting to protect every citizen's Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms", his website says.

The implication of Frum's tweet was to push his belief that adequate gun control measures don't already exist, therefore increased control measures need to be implemented. It goes without saying that Scalise gets a top rating from the NRA.




McAuliffe acknowledged that stricter gun control can't stop all violence, noting that the WDBJ shooter had passed a background check and purchased a gun legally.

"On a rare occasion I'd have my gun in the glove box or something, but it's going to be in my pocket from this day forward", he said.

"I talk about this everyday, this is a very serious issue", McAuliffe said when asked by reporters about why he was bringing up gun control at all.

"Our argument is strengthened on the pro-gun side by what happened because again it shows the urgency of having someone on scene right then and there who's armed", said Van Cleave.

Frum describes himself as a conservative Republican who supported former President Ronald Reagan. Today's shooting, during National Gun Violence Awareness Month, should give them pause.

The Virginia governor recalled a state trooper who had recently been shot and killed in the line of duty as an example of the "needless and senseless" violence he said needs to be addressed.

Gun control groups are fighting federal legislation that would relax existing gun laws, especially after Republicans backed by the NRA fared well in last November's elections.

The Human Rights Campaign is America's largest civil rights organization working to achieve equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people.


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