Virginians are still mourning the acts of a gunman’s senseless violence that resulted in the death of 12 individuals.
Many Virginia figures immediately called for a time of mourning, but newscasters and gun control groups immediately began pushing their agenda.
However, the words of Virginia Beach’s police chief left them stunned.
During a Sunday interview with ABC news host George Stephanopoulos, chief James Cervera was asked if “we need more restrictions” on firearms to prevent tragedies like this happening in the future.
Cervera’s response caught Stephanopoulos off guard.
He mentioned a white paper he and other police chiefs published on gun control one year ago to establish his familiarity with the issue.
“But I don’t think most of that would have mattered in this case.” Cervera observed.
“We do have the Second Amendment, it is very stringent for our country. In this particular case the weapons were obtained legally. Everything was done in a legal manner by this individual.”
What do you think?
Does the tragedy in Virginia Beach highlight the need for more restrictive gun laws?
Or should lawmakers be looking toward other solutions?
Leave your thoughts in the comments section below.