Here’s Rep. John Yarmuth’s statement on the Presidential Task Force to Address Gun Violence:
“I share the President’s commitment to strengthening our nation’s gun laws, and I thank him for approaching the complex problem of gun violence in a comprehensive way,” Congressman Yarmuth said. “Whether it is reinstating the ban on assault weapons and getting high-capacity ammunition magazines off our streets, expanding background checks to help ensure guns don’t fall into the wrong hands, addressing gaps in our mental health care system, or other failures, we must address all the factors that contribute to gun violence in our society. This task force will help in those efforts.”
As gun owners (unlike the teabagger lady who wouldn’t know a Ruger if it fell into her lap), we’re glad to see Washington finally waking up to pushing responsible gun ownership.
Love Yarmuth or hate him, he’s the only one of our Kentucky delegation with guts enough to speak out with ideas so far.