Feb 5, 2013
Actor Jim Carrey said Saturday that anyone who has bought an “assault rifle” since the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School retain little that is “worth protecting.”
“[Anyone] who would run out to buy an assault rifle after the Newtown massacre has very little left in their body or soul worth protecting,” saidCarrey on Twitter, Feb. 2.
Gun sales have soared since the massacre in Newtown, Conn., which left 26 dead, including 20 first graders, as politicians have proposed stricter gun control legislation. Data released by the FBI showed a record number of background checks performed for gun purchases in December, increasing in 48 of the 50 states and the District of Columbia in 2012.
President Barack Obama appointed a task force led by Vice President Joe Biden to recommend gun-control measures in the wake of the shooting, andadministered 23 executive orders to address the issue. Obama is also pushing for legislation, including a new “assault weapons” ban and a national federal database for gun owners.
This article was posted: Tuesday, February 5, 2013 at 6:30 am