On Fox News Sunday, Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) said America needs to “bite the bullet” on gun control legislation. After the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Connecticut, Feinstein says, it’s time for change.
“When you have someone walking in and slaying, in the most brutal way, 6-year-olds, something is really wrong,” Feinstein said. She outlined a variety of measures she plans to introduce in the new Congress, including stricter background checks and gun registrations. Feinstein also says she wants the Federal Firearms Act to include weapons that are “grandfathered” in to the new laws.
“This is one effort and other things we should do to try to put weapons under some kind of appropriate authority,” she said. Feinstein disagreed with the NRA proposal to put armed guards in schools.
Senator Lindsay Graham (R-SC) said he believed Feinstein’s desired ban on assault weapons wouldn’t work. “We had the assault weapons ban from 1994 to 2004 and the conclusion was, it did not change crime,” he said. The “best way” to handle violent crime, according to Graham, is to “identify these people before they act and do something about it.” He vowed to oppose an assault weapons ban because it “didn’t work then and doesn’t work now.”
Watch the full clip below, via Fox:
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