Eric Holder on Gun Control
Eric Holder has always been a strong supporter of gun control. From his Weekly Briefing on March 20, 2000 (available on Lexis.com):
I want to add my voice to those who are calling on Congress to finally -- to finally -- pass these very common-sense gun measures.
First, to require child safety locks for all handguns that are sold. Second, to ban violent juveniles from ever having the ability to own guns.
Third, to pass the president's handgun licensing proposal, which requires safety certification for all handgun purchasers.
Fourth, to support research in smart-gun technology, which can limit a gun's use to its authorized owner.
And finally, to close the gun show loop hole by requiring a background check for all gun purchases at gun shows.
Every day that goes by, about 12, 13 more children in this country die from gun violence. We need these common-sense measures and we need them now.
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