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Could Gun Control Have Prevented Sandy Hook, Isla Vista?

Senator Richard Blumenthal believes that Sunday's mass shooting in Berkeley, CA could have been prevented by gun control.

Senator Blumenthal
Senator Blumenthal

Connecticut Senator Richard Blumenthal (Democrat) believes that Sunday's mass shooting in Berkeley, CA could have been prevented by enhanced gun control. 

"That gut-wrenching, heart-breaking statement is a reminder of how we felt in the wake of Sandy Hook on December fourteenth a year and a half ago," Blumenthal said on CBS's Face the Nation.

"It seemed like we were on the verge of potentially legislation that would stop the madness and end the insanity that has killed too many young people." 

The shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary brought national attention to gun violence and the need to control it. 

"But a few months later," according to Reuters, "the Senate defeated Obama's proposals to restrict sales of certain types of guns and require greater background checks."

Blumenthal has worked against gun violence since the Sandy Hook shootings through his work in congress and with the Connecticut Youth Leadership Summit on Gun Violence Prevention

“We need more resources to make the country healthier and to make sure that these kinds of horrific, insane, mad occurrences are stopped. And the Congress will be complicit if we fail to act,” Senator Blumenthal said Sunday on CBS’ Face the Nation.

Blumenthal and other legislators call for background checks and better mental health resources. 

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