Statements about Guns
Says in Chicago, "we take more guns off the streets than New York or L.A."
The city of Nelson, Ga., is "quieter than Mayberry."
Says 90 percent of Americans and 74 percent of National Rifle Association members support background checks of gun purchasers.
Says "94 percent of (Marco Rubio's) constituents support a universal background check."
"In 2011 alone, 269 New Jerseyans were killed by gun violence."
Says New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg says "we can only have three bullets" and "the NRA wants firearms with nukes on them."
"If you go back to 1999, Wayne LaPierre testified on behalf of the NRA that background checks were appropriate and should be done."
Says of 80,000 people who were denied a firearm in 2012 due to a failed background check, only 44 were prosecuted.
Says Virginia, Florida and Georgia are the three states that are the principal source for gun trafficking.
U.S. Rep. Scott Rigell "wants gun owners in a federal registration system."
Georgia has the most lax gun laws in the nation.
"More than 80 percent of Americans believe we need to have universal background checks."
Research found that "over the course of the existence of the Brady Bill ban, the use of assault weapons in crimes decreased by two thirds."
A proposed ban on hollow-point bullets and bullets that expand upon impact "essentially bans deer hunting."
"We have over 300,000,000 weapons, firearms in this country. That’s almost as big as the population."
"Rhode Island could tell you who has a camper, but we couldn't figure out who has a gun."
"You can't bring an iPad or a piece of paper and a pencil in the (Wisconsin Assembly) gallery to take notes of what's going on," but "you can bring a gun up there."
"There’s more murders with hammers last year than...shotguns and pistols and AK-47s."
Says after Hurricane Sandy, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg "refused to allow the National Guard into the city to restore civil order because Guardsmen carry guns!"
"There are more people killed with baseball bats and hammers than are killed with guns."
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