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Pelosi: More Gun Control Needed Because ‘We Took an Oath to Protect and Defend’

Posted By admin On January 17, 2013 @ 5:49 am In U.S. News | Comments Disabled

Elizabeth Harrington
CNS News [1]
Jan 17, 2013

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said action must be taken in the aftermath of the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School because members of Congress took an oath to “protect and defend,” although the actual oath says to “support and defend the Constitution of the United States ….”

Pelosi held a House Democratic Steering and Policy Committee hearing on “Gun Violence Prevention: A Call to Action,” where she endorsed the gun control proposals President Barack Obama unveiled today.

“Earlier this month, shortly after Newtown, all members of Congress took an oath to protect and defend the Constitution and the American people,” Pelosi said.  “To protect and defend.  That is our first responsibility.”

“Today,  members of the House Democratic Caucus have come together to fulfill that duty to confront the challenge of gun violence in our society and act to ensure the safety and security of our communities,” she said.

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