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Statement on President's Gun Controls


Location: Washington, DC

Congressman Jim Gerlach (PA-6th District) issued the following statement after President Obama outlined several gun-control proposals during a White House press conference on January 16, 2013:

"All of us share the common goal of working together to keep our schools and neighborhoods safe. The recommendations unveiled today range from tasking federal law enforcement with simply reviewing ways to do a better job enforcing existing laws to the rather dubious call for doctors to become detectives and question patients about whether they own guns. I look forward to an open and honest discussion with my House colleagues and constituents about how to protect the Constitutional rights of law-abiding citizens while preventing those who lack the mental competency to responsibly use firearms from obtaining and using them to kill innocent victims."

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