She talked about sensible restrictions on firearms, closing gaps in the mental health care system, strengthening the background check system and addressing violence in the American culture. Slaughter said the federal government can learn from New York's quick action. She also responded to criticism that the proposed bans violate the Second Amendment rights of people.
"I don't believe that the young man in Aurora, Colorado had any record at all, and we know Lanza didn't have any, they were abiding by law until suddenly they didn't but why would the availability of those kinds of guns be necessary in the United States," Slaughter said.
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