skip to nav skip to content
Kansas Senator Pat Roberts says he is "disheartened" by President Obama's plan to reduce gun violence in America. The President is calling on Congress to approve universal background checks on gun buyers and a ban on military-style assault rifles, along with a limit on the size of ammunition magazines.
Roberts, in a statement released by his Washington office, said the recommendations focus on gun control and miss the oppportunity for bold proposals that would address mental illness, which he called the root of the nation's recent tragedies.
Roberts said he will fight proposals in the Senate that would threaten second amendment rights and fail to take real action to "curb a culture of gun violence in America." The senator said he supports enforcing gun laws that are currently on the books instead of creating new ones that erode basic rights of self-protection.
Module.ErrorMessage: There is a problem in the module