Dianne Feinstein says politicians need to vote on gun control bills after the Thousand Oaks shooting, or we'll see 'more bodies lying at the foot of failed Republican leadership'

Dianne Feinstein

  • California Sen. Dianne Feinstein called for votes on a number
    of gun control bills following the
    Thousand Oaks shooting on Wednesday night.
  • The Democratic senator said that if gun laws don’t change,
    the country will see “more bodies lying at the foot of failed
    Republican leadership.”
  • Her statement came after a gunman
    identified as 28-year-old Ian David Long
    opened fire at the
    Borderline Bar & Grill in the Los Angeles suburb of Thousand
    Oaks.

California Sen. Dianne Feinstein called for votes on a number of
gun control bills following the
Thousand Oaks shooting that left 12 people and the gunman dead on
Wednesday night
.

In a statement released on Thursday, the Democratic senator said
that if gun laws don’t change, the country will see “more bodies
lying at the foot of failed Republican leadership.”

Her statement came after a gunman
identified as 28-year-old Ian David Long
opened fire at the
Borderline Bar & Grill in the Los Angeles suburb of Thousand
Oaks, California.

“These mass murders are depressingly pervasive. Schools.
Theaters. Malls. Offices. Synagogues. Grocery stores. Bars.
Concerts. Churches. They’re inspired by racism, revenge, terrorism,
or just pure hatred. The one common attribute: easy access to
guns,” Feinstein said.

She said that stronger laws are needed to prevent further
shootings, and a number of bills, including one on a renewed ban on
military style assault weapons and one on a ban on bump stocks, are
ready for votes.

“We could hold these votes next week and have bills on the
president’s desk by Thanksgiving. Instead, Republicans refuse to
take any action at all,” Feinstein said.

Read more:
At least 13 dead, including gunman, at college-bar mass shooting in
Los Angeles suburb of Thousand Oaks

President Donald Trump made a statement about the
shooting on Twitter
saying he had been briefed on the
incident.

He thanked law enforcement and said “god bless”
to the victims
, but made no mention of gun control laws.

Feinstein said the Republican Party’s failure to act on the
mass shootings across the country is “cowardice of epic
proportions.”

“We may not be able to stop all gun violence, but that doesn’t
mean Republicans should be allowed to bury their heads in the sand
and not try to stop any of it,” she said.

She added: “As long as they stand in fear of the NRA and worry
more about the power of the gun lobby than the lives of their
fellow citizens, we’ll see more Thousand Oaks, more bodies lying
at the foot of failed Republican leadership.”

The NRA has yet to respond to the shooting, but posted a tweet
yesterday critical of the medical community’s response to
guns. 

Someone should tell self-important anti-gun
doctors to stay in their lane. Half of the articles in Annals of
Internal Medicine are pushing for gun control. Most upsetting,
however, the medical community seems to have consulted NO ONE but
themselves. https://t.co/oCR3uiLtS7

— NRA (@NRA)
November 7, 2018

For more, head to INSIDER’s homepage. 

 

SEE ALSO: Police
officer killed in Thousand Oaks bar shooting ID’d as Sgt. Ron
Helus, who colleagues say ‘died a hero’


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Dianne Feinstein says politicians need to vote on gun control bills after the Thousand Oaks shooting, or we'll see 'more bodies lying at the foot of failed Republican leadership'