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Statement on President Obama's Gun Control Measures


Location: Washington, DC

"I stand with President Obama on some of the most important points of his plan for gun safety. They include reinstituting the ban on military style assault weapons, requiring criminal background checks for all gun sales, and restoring the ban on high capacity ammunition magazines. I believe these laws must be put into place to prevent the tragic mass shootings that continue to plague our nation."

"We must do more to protect our children and our communities but in a proper and responsible way by providing more resources for safety and emergency response plans. I support our law enforcement officers by agreeing with the President on banning armor-piercing bullets."

"One of the most important aspects that we have found in these recent tragedies is the issue of mental health and the use of guns. We must help ensure that young people get the mental health treatment they need. We must ensure health insurance plans cover mental health benefits. Our schools should be made safer with more school resource officers and school counselors."

"As a gun owner, I believe in our right to bear arms, but I also believe in being more responsible in our laws when it comes to the purchase of certain types of guns and the amount of ammunition."

Congressman Rubén Hinojosa (D-TX-15)

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