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Managing Assault Weapons And Assault Clips

Floor Speech

Location: Washington, DC

Mr. PERLMUTTER. We've heard about it already: Friday was a terrible day in America, a terrible day in Connecticut. I represent the city of Aurora, Colorado, and we had a terrible day on July 20 when 12 people were killed and 58 were injured through assault weapons and these assault clips, these high-capacity clips. We've had numerous people killed at a Sikh temple since then, and shots were fired in a shopping center in Oregon just last week.

Assault weapons and assault clips, we must manage these things. The old saying is, ``Guns don't kill people. People kill people.'' Well, crazy people with guns kill people, and we've got to start handling this so that we protect our children, our seniors, our shoppers, our churchgoers. This is something that we need to tackle now, Mr. Speaker. I appreciate the opportunity to speak about this. It is time to tackle these assault clips and assault weapons, which have done such terrible damage to our kids and our people.

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