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[VIDEO] CT Congressman Speaks on House Floor About Tragedy in Newtown

Jim Himes: Guns "were designed with the explicit purpose of killing as many people as rapidly as possible."

 

U.S. Rep. Jim Himes, D-Conn., 4th District, spoke on the House floor Monday about the attacks at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

"I looked at the photographs of the parents at those funerals and tried to imagine the bottomless grief, the anger, the questions they must have, and of course, that is impossible," he said. "At the very front of those questions is the question of why, something we will all struggle with individually..." 

"We are entrusted by our constituents with one thing, which is to ensure that this does not happen again."  

John M. Joy December 19, 2012 at 12:16 AM
For defense against...??
John M. Joy December 19, 2012 at 12:26 AM
I'm sorry: that was entire too terse and uninformative. Please Google "LA Riots" and "Koreatown" for a tangible, practical, and recent-historical example of when those specific weapons would have proved insufficient.
Lynn December 19, 2012 at 12:28 AM
If we ban mass destruction weapons, only criminals will have access to them, not insane people who have family members who ignore their urgent family members mental freak out signals - therefore, no more school shootings!! Duh...
Lynn December 19, 2012 at 12:29 AM
Families who own such guns and their children get access to such destructive weapons!!!
Will Wilkin December 19, 2012 at 04:45 AM
hello Lynn, Fox News just reported that his mother was taking steps to have him committed to a psychiatric hospital, and that may even have been his so-called "motive." Obviously she was right about that need. From what I've read, she was trying very hard to deal with him and to help him.

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