At a news conference on the shooting at a Republican baseball practice in Alexandria, Governor of Virginia Terry McAuliffe (D) called for gun control. McAuliffe called for more background checks and ending “gunshow loopholes.” McAuliffe said 93 million people are a victim of gun violence a day.
“This is not what today is about but there are too many guns on the street,” the governor said Wednesday morning. “We lose 93 million Americans a day to gun violence.”
“It’s not just about politicians, we worry about all of our citizens,” he said.
“Why are you bringing it up? People are going to criticize that you are bringing up gun control at this time?” a reporter asked.
“I’m talking about it today. This is a very serious issue,” he replied.
McAuliffe repeated the 93 million number once more before he was corrected by reporters.
“With 93 million people a day it’s just something,” McAuliffe said before reporters jumped in.
“93 individuals a day,” McAuliffe corrected himself. …read more