Graham Expresses Opposition to President Obama's Gun Control Proposal

Statement

By:  Lindsey Graham
Date: Jan. 16, 2013
Location: Washington, DC

U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today made this statement in opposition to President Obama's gun control proposal.

"The recent tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School is heartbreaking and beyond words. However, the gun control plans brought forward by President Obama fail to address the real issues and I'm confident there will be bipartisan opposition to his proposal.

"One bullet in the hands of a homicidal maniac is one too many. But in the case of a young mother defending her children against a home invader -- a real-life event which recently occurred near Atlanta -- six bullets may not be enough. Criminals aren't going to follow legislation limiting magazine capacity. However, a limit could put law-abiding citizens at a distinct disadvantage when confronting a criminal.

"As for reinstating the assault weapons ban, it has already been tried and failed.

"Finally, when it comes to protecting our schools, I believe the best way to confront a homicidal maniac who enters a school is for them to be met by armed resistance from a trained professional."