Heitkamp: No Amount of Regulation That Will Solve Shootings

'I think it is an agenda driven by something other than school shootings.'


Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D., N.D.) has been vocal opponent of the harsher gun control measures proposed in the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings. She appeared on KXMC in North Dakota Tuesday and spoke out against tightening gun regulation:

HEIDI HEITKAMP: There isn’t any amount of gun regulation or gun executive orders that will solve the problem of identifying people who could potentially do this and making sure they get the help and their families get the help so they don’t do this. I’ve said it all along that this is wrong-headed, that what we absolutely need to be doing is doing things that that actually achieve a result, and that’s not something I’m convinced will achieve the intended result. I think it is an agenda-driven by something other than school shootings.

The White House Wednesday proposed a slate of 23 executive actions that will be taken to address gun violence, in addition to potential Congressional legislation.

Heitkamp drew attention earlier in January when she called the rumored push by the White House on guns “way in the extreme” during an appearance on “This Week.”