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Representative Sean Casten recently came out to say that new gun control laws should target those firearms that are in the hands of private citizens legally. Rep. Casten would explain that this is how the US should go about combating gun violence, almost as if to suggest that gun violence is being perpetrated by those Americans with legally obtained firearms.

From Shaw Local: 

A day after the U.S. House of Representatives backed a ban on high-powered weapons, Rep. Sean Casten said the fight against gun violence should focus on addressing the vast number of guns already in circulation and how the Second Amendment is interpreted.

The Downers Grove Democrat hosted a virtual town hall meeting Saturday with activist Fred Guttenberg, whose 14-year-old daughter, Jaime, was killed in the 2018 mass shooting at a high school in Parkland, Florida.

About 180 people joined the virtual meeting, which lasted about an hour and had a Q&A.

“Ultimately, we have to judge ourselves as members of Congress … as Americans by when our time is done here, is the world safer or more dangerous than when we got here?” Casten said after the town hall meeting. “As long as we’re unhappy with that answer, we’ve got more work to do.”

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