Congressman Whitfield Says New Gun Control Laws Unnecessary

Jan 16, 2013

Credit U.S. Congress

As the President lays out his administration's plan for increased gun control laws, Kentucky’s First District Congressman Ed Whitfield (R) says he’s opposed to any change in gun laws.

“It’s just like anything else. If there people who, if they are determined to do something or have some mental illness, they get guns and there’s going to be some real tragedy out there and we’re all shocked about what happened in Connecticut,” Whitfield said.

Whitfield says the court systems uphold our current laws and he doesn’t see a need for change. President Obama though, wants to close loopholes in background checks, ban assault style weapons and high capacity magazines, make schools safer and increase access to mental health services.

Whitfield says Mr. Obama has a tendency to bypass Congress. He uses the President's 23 executive orders today as an example