Rep. Trey Gowdy questioned Thursday if additional gun control laws would have prevented Wednesday’s school shooting in Florida.
During an interview with Fox News, Gowdy apologized to the current generation of children for having to witness mass shootings, and said he would be happy to pass a bill that would prevent a future shooting.
However, he also urged people to get the entire set of facts about the shooting before applying policy prescriptions.
“I don’t know anyone who would not pass a law today to prevent the next mass shooting, but to Sen. Rubio’s point, you gotta find out how he accessed the gun, we have to find out whether there was a data point in his background where someone could have reported it, whether or not he accessed the gun legally or illegally,” Gowdy explained.
“Usually at about this time, we hear about the gun show loophole, fine, close the gun show loophole, but how many mass killings have resulted from guns purchased at gun shows?” Gowdy said, questioning if proposed gun control laws would even prevent a shooting.
“If you can show me a law that will prevent the next mass killing, go ahead and sign me up for it,” he concluded.
Gowdy also urged the Department of Justice and the Trump administration to prosecute people who obtain guns illegally before they use them to commit murders.
“Before we begin to advocate for new laws, I think it is imminently fair to say how are we doing enforcing the ones we currently have?” he said.
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