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(CNSNews.com) - "We came in, and we mean business," House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler, a New York Democrat, told CNN's Chris Cuomo Wednesday night.
And one major item of Democrat business is gun control:
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I believe there are legislative fixes," Nadler said. "And you need the political will to pass it, and I think the American -- after eight years of the Republicans doing nothing and mass murder after -- mass shooting after mass shooting -- I think the politics of this country has changed. I think the election results last year showed that.
We will pass -- I would venture to predict that we will pass possibly into law this year universal background checks, maybe the Charleston loophole, and we will develop the political pressure to pass assault weapons bans and other things in the next few years.
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Nadler dismissed concerns that mentally ill people are the ones, by and large, pulling the trigger in mass shootings:
Well, it's not about mental health. There are -- other countries do not exceed several hundred gun violence deaths a year. We have 35 to 40,000. It's a slander on the American people to say that our people are so much more mentally ill than people in Europe or Canada or Switzerland.
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Yes, we should deal with mental health, but the real issue is, when you control the number of guns available to people who shouldn't have them, you reduce gun violence, as was proven in Australia, as we know from various states in the united States, and they (Republicans) don't want to -- they don't want to recognize this.
Nadler's committee held a hearing Wednesday on "gun violence prevention,"...
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