UPDATED 12:45 PM PT – Tuesday, March 23, 2021
Louisiana Sen. John Kennedy (R) stood up for the Second Amendment as Democrats called for more gun control. On Tuesday, Kennedy spoke to reporters on Capitol Hill and said we should enforce existing laws to keep firearms out of the hands of the wrong people.
His comments came as the Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing on gun violence in the wake of the Colorado shooting. Even though the investigation is still ongoing, Democrats have already called for more gun restrictions.
Kennedy also slammed bills that are framed as a way to address violence, but really chip away at the Constitution.
“And I’m going to go back to my original point, I don’t believe we have a gun control problem in America,” Sen. Kennedy noted. “I believe we have an idiot control problem. And the objective should be to how to control the idiots who abuse guns.”
From the pool. GOP LA Sen Kennedy on if the US has a mass shooting problem: We’re probably the freest country on Earth, and freedom is risk. When we decide to give everybody freedoms we know that not everybody is going to exercise those freedoms responsibly.
— Chad Pergram (@ChadPergram) March 23, 2021
Kennedy said when someone breaks the law and illegally obtains a gun, that individual should be prosecuted. He added the DOJ doesn’t do that.