The issue of gun control took on renewed vigor last month after mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, which left approximately 30 people dead. President Trump argued in favor of closing some of the loopholes in background checks, but later walked back that idea after facing backlash from the National Rifle Association.
At the House Judiciary Committee’s Protecting America from Assault Weapon hearing yesterday, Sept. 25, 2019, former policewoman Dianna Muller, a 22-year veteran of the Tulsa Police Department and the founder of gun advocacy group The DC Project, testified she would “not comply” with an assault-style weapons ban if Congress were to pass one.
Muller said (beginning at 5:21 mark in video below):
“My goal here is to educate people. We are law-abiding, responsible gun-owners. Please don’t legislate the 150 million people just like me into being criminals…. It has happened. You’ve already done it — the legislation on bump stocks (referring to the Trump administration’s ban on bump stocks). I was a bump stock owner, and I had to make a decision: Do I become a felon, or do I comply? And like that gentleman who was just escorted out, I will not comply with the assault weapons ban.“
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