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Schock favors "common sense approach" to gun violence

Mon, 21 Jan 2013 17:22:41 CST
By: Rachel Darling

Schock favors Congressman Aaron Schock says the potential for bi-partisan support of new gun control laws will be found in "common sense things," not bans on types of guns that he believes will be ineffective. The 18th District Republican also avoids saying whether he would support limitations on ammunition clip capacity.


Schock says he wants to focus on the connection between mental health and gun access. Even though he is a republican who espouses limited government, Schock says there is a federal role for mental health funding, matching funding, and regulation. He also suggests Illinois follow Michigan's example of criminal background checks and safety training for those seeking to purchase weapons.


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