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King County politicians demand Congressional action on gun restrictions

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KVI's Kirby Wilbur and John Carlson discuss demands for tighter gun laws with King County Councilwoman, Jeannie Kohl-Welles, to prevent mass shootings after the Las Vegas mass murder that slaughtered 59 and wounded 527 others. (photo: KOMO News).{ }

In the wake of the Las Vegas concert shooting--now the worst mass murder in modern United States history--the six Democratic Party members of the King County Council released a statement blaming Congress for inaction on gun laws which concluded with the following, “Failure to act at the Federal level continues to put King County, and every community in America, at risk – and this remains simply unacceptable.”

KVI's John Carlson and Kirby Wilbur interviewed King County Council member, Jeannie Kohl-Welles, who signed that letter demanding tighter gun laws in response to the Las Vegas mass murder by Stephen Paddock who killed 58 and wounded 489 more.

Kohl-Welles said, "...we just can't go on the way we are." She suggested using new technology described as "smart guns".

However Carlson pointed out that smart guns wouldn't have stopped the mass murder in Las Vegas.

Kohl-Welles responded by urging a restriction on magazines that people could purchase but didn't articulate a way to prevent a person using a fake identification or utilizing a straw buyer allowing them to acquire more than a legally restricted limit.

Kohl-Welles declared she would limit the amount of guns a person can legally buy, "no one needs this number of guns." She followed that up by saying, "if you want to have guns for sports for hunting and so forth, fine. But nobody needs to have all these number of guns." When Wilbur asked Kohl-Welles, "What's the limit?", she ended up changing the subject to a hypothetical racial question without answering Wilbur's question.


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