Recent Tucson Shootings Spurs New Gun Bill


POSTED: Tuesday, January 11, 2011 - 3:16pm

UPDATED: Monday, March 14, 2011 - 7:39am

WASHINGTON, D.C.— The recent shooting spree in Tucson, Arizona has encouraged a congressman to support gun control legislation.

The shooting of Gabrielle Giffords, D-AZ, has led Peter King, R-NY, to propose a bill that would not allow people from carrying guns with a 1,000 feet of high-profile federal officials.

“Legislation which would make it a federal crime to carry a weapon within 1,000 feet of any event which is attended by the President, the Vice President, members of the Senate, members of the House of Representatives, Cabinet officials, including the CIA director as well as federal judges,” said King.

King said he planned on introducing the bill within the next few weeks. He said he felt it was “essential— not just to protect the individuals involved— not that members of Congress are a special class... It's essential if we're going to be able to continue to have contact and to have conversations between the public and the elected officials, that the public who is at these meetings can be assured of their own safety.”

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Great idea: the next assassin will certainly be deterred by this bill! The only one who is going to get penalized is Joe Blow citizen who inadvertendly drives into a roadblock near a congressman's event with a gun in his truck. But then again, that's the real agenda of politicians like King: disarm Joe Blow citizen.

The killing of innocent people by one crazy individual is not reason enough to restrict the constitutional right to carrying a gun in public. There was a bystander at the crime scene with a gun that did not use it to stop the murders. If that bystander had used it maybe there would have been less people being shot or killed. We need to follow the Constitution as written and not allow politicians (Republicans or Democrats) to mess with it at a whim.

Criminals do not obey the Law, THAT'S WHY THEY ARE CRIMINALS! This law is not needed, the law abiding citizen are not the ones shooting people. Let's just enforce the laws that already exist!

how about the idiots in congress do their jobs
so they would not be afraid of the public!!
In fact they are responsible to the voters not themselves!!! I think that they all need fired !!!
And get back into they working class of people again.

How about a bill that controls crazies and criminals instead honest people.

Does this idiot think making it a federal crime to carry a gun near politicians will keep an a crazy individual from carrying their plan to shoot someone? If a person is willing to go into a crowd and start firing. I am sure they are not concerned which laws are broken....

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