Hawaii Senator Brian Schatz says now is the time to act to craft meaningful gun control legislation.
This comes just a day after 34-year-old Aaron Alexis gunned down 12 people at a naval shipyard in the nation’s capital.
Schatz says most Americans believe in common sense reform.
“The right to keep and bear arms is not being questioned here. The basic idea is aren’t we to have some basic, common sense safety legislation to make sure that people with severe mental illness, or people with a history of violence are not allowed to use firearms,” U.S. Senator Brian Schatz said.
The senator wants to join his colleagues in renewing the debate on tightening gun control measures.
He believes bipartisan legislation can be accomplished.