Attorney and Legal Advisor to Newton Action Alliance
Pro to the question "Should More Gun Control Laws Be Enacted?"
"Let's ignore this vocal fringe group, some of whom openly advocate treason (in violation of article 3 section 3 of the constitution). Instead, Americans must come together to call for Congress to put politics aside and pass common-sense measures that the majority of Americans, including gun owners, support…
[W]e need to ban military-style weapons and 30-round magazines, so that when the next unstable individual slips through the cracks in our healthcare system, their ability to access an assault weapon won't be easier than buying a beer…
[A] federal anti-trafficking bill that includes real penalties for 'straw buyers' is imperative, since firearms are being transported through many states. A strong bill will dry up the 'iron pipeline', the supply of cheap and plentiful firearms into our cities…
Finally, universal background checks would help reduce the risk of a firearm ending up in the hands of a criminal, a person affected by mental illness, or a terrorist. Currently, under federal law, a person on our terrorist watchlist can buy the Bushmaster AR-15 – the weapon used at both the Sandy Hook elementary school and at the Aurora movie theater – in a private transaction, without any questions being asked."
"We Need Lawmakers to Enact the People's Will on Gun Control," www.theguardian.com, Sep. 11, 2013
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Involvement and Affiliations:
Principal Attorney, Litigation and Municipal Groups, Cohen and Wolf
Legal Advisor, Newtown Action Alliance, a gun control group