A liberal House Democrat is asking her peers and Americans at large to step up and lay down their weapons.
The Hill reports
that Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) pleaded with those on the House floor to follow the example of a popular sporting goods chain and no longer keep guns around. "I would personally just say to those who are listening, maybe you want to turn in your guns," said Jackson, who praised the example set by Dick's Sporting Goods, which has discontinued the sale of sporting rifles among its nationwide locations. She reassured listeners, however, that she has no desire to be a so-called gun grabber.
"I'm not going to take your guns," assured Jackson.
With that said, the report likewise notes that Jackson is the sponsor of the Child Gun Safety and Gun Access Prevention Act, which would raise the eligibility to carry a handgun from 18 to 21 and prohibit people under 21 from possessing semiautomatic assault weapons.
Said Jackson in a recent write-up
that would appear to borrow
from President Obama: "If there is even one step we can take to save another child, or another parent, or another town... then this Congress surely has an obligation to try."
Via The Hill
Posted 2:30pm PST.