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By Rebecca Shabad CBS News June 14, 2016, 8:54 AM
Just days after the massacre in an Orlando nightclub left 49 people dead and 53 wounded, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson on Tuesday said that gun control is now a critical element of protecting the U.S. homeland and keeping Americans safe.
"We have to face the fact that meaningful gun control has to be a part of homeland security," Johnson said in an interview on "CBS This Morning." "We need to do something to minimize the opportunity for terrorists to get a gun in this country."
On the issue of people on the no-fly list and various other lists being able to purchase a weapon in the U.S., Johnson said, "I believe that that's something that has to be addressed."
Johnson said that President Obama is "frustrated" with the lack of action on preventing gun violence, but he's still "determined."
"I thought frankly after Sandy Hook where you have schoolchildren murdered in a classroom that maybe finally this will be the tipping point and we were not able to move the needle in Congress, unfortunately," Johnson said.
Efforts to make gun laws stricter have failed in Congress over the last decade. The assault weapons ban, for example, expired in 2004 and lawmakers have not renewed that legislation. Democrats on Capitol Hill have grown increasingly frustrated and on Monday evening, shouted down Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wisconsin, after a moment of silence, demanding to know why the House isn't considering gun control legislation.
We have to face the fact that meaningful gun control has to be a part of homeland security," Johnson said in an interview on "CBS This Morning." "We need to do something to minimize the opportunity for terrorists to get a gun in this country."
I agree to the fullest degree. No I'm not a liberal not a gun grabber but it is way too easy to get a gun.
I purpose a stricter background check and also a fingerprint identifier for your gun so in the black market trade gets drastically smaller.
"gun don't kill people"
Well no sh*t
We want...mandatory safety courses for...PEOPLE, not guns.
We want...more thorough background checks of...PEOPLE, not guns.
We want...stricter negligence penalties imposed on...PEOPLE, guns.
If you're stupid enough to think activists are pi**ed at guns, you're too stupid to own one!
originally posted by: JinMI
I have no issue with people talking as long as they've had the training and a thorough background check and are mentally fit to use their brains.
You see how ridiculous I sound?
Point 1. Okay you can go to a gun show and get a gun in cash transaction with no hassle, buy a gun of the streets from criminals easy as hell. The Orlando shooter was obviously unstable, had a FBI investigation on him and still got a gun, an AR-15 no less
Point 2. Please name them. Seriously? I'm not saying people should own guns, especially law abiding decent people. Wouldn't it be awesome to know your gun is actually yours? No one could steal it or use it in a crime and you get punished. But I eagerly await to hear the 10.