Rep. Chip Cravaack says guns in the audience would've prevented Aurora shootings [VIDEO]
|For Cravaack, more guns is the solution, not the problem.|
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Last week, Allen Quist, the Republican candidate squaring off against incumbent Democratic Rep. Tim Walz in the 1st Congressional District, bizarrely blamed the Accent Signage shooting on the "deterioration of the family," despite the fact that gunman Andrew Engeldinger's parents apparently made a remarkable (albeit fruitless) effort to help their son deal with mental illness.
Then yesterday, incumbent 8th District Republican Rep. Chip Cravaack said that the best way for America to deal with the recent spate of mass shootings isn't gun control, but rather more guns, including guns in movie theaters.
Here's a transcript of Cravaack's remarks, followed by the video footage (courtesy of the Uptake):
Gary Eichten: [In wake of the Aurora and Accent Signage shootings,] do we need further restrictions on gun ownership?
Cravaack: Not one more law would've banned the tragedy that happened in Aurora and Minneapolis. One more law wouldn't have. But I tell you what would've. If there was another person in that audience that had a weapon that would've been able to protect themselves and their fellow audience members.