"I definitely think there should be stronger gun safety laws, including prohibiting the sale of assault weapons, probably banning the sale of certain magazines that allow you to fire a large amount of bullets. Closing the gun show loophole would be a good thing to do. I think those kinds of things," she said in a telephone interview.
What critics refer to as the gun show loophole is the exemption from background checks for people who purchase weapons at gun shows.
“Now, what do I think is realistic? I think it’s going to require a huge push by the public to get the
"I do feel strongly that we should do something. Even though there is not a magic wand to stop every crazy person…. I'll give an analogy. When you prohibit people from driving while intoxicated, it doesn't mean you're not got to get anybody [driving drunk]…. Does that mean you shouldn't have a law? No. You should have a law.
"If folks were prohibited from buying these assault weapons, the mother of this suspect that killed all these kids [in Connecticut], maybe she wouldn't have had all those weapons in her house," she said.