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Rep. Hudson Responds to President Obama's Remarks on Gun Control

Rep. Hudson Responds to President Obama’s Remarks on Gun Control

WASHINGTON –U.S. Representative Richard Hudson (NC-08) released the following statement in reaction to the President’s remarks on gun control.

“The President’s recommendation to restrict our Second Amendment rights is stunning in both its presumption and blatant disregard for the principles upon which our nation was founded. Not only does enacting potentially unconstitutional measures in response to a tragic incident undermine the rights of every American, but we know these policies don’t work.

“The fact of the matter is, we cannot regulate people’s actions, no matter how much we attempt to regulate their freedoms. Implementation of the President’s recommendations would disarm the average citizen and open ourselves up to continued acts of violence. We must focus on protecting our citizens and rectifying the root causes of such evil acts rather than enforcing hasty ‘solutions.’  

“Not a day passes that I don’t think about the Newtown community and question why the horrific tragedy occurred; however, I believe a more thoughtful and extensive conversation is warranted to prevent this from happening again.”

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