Jindal: Now Is Not The ‘Appropriate’ Time To Discuss Gun Control

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Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) on Friday said that it is not the appropriate time to discuss gun control policy following a deadly shooting at a movie theater in Lafayette, La.

“We are less than 24 hours out, we’ve got two families that need to bury their loved ones. We’ve got families waiting for their loved ones to leave the hospital and are praying for their recovery,” Jindal said at a Friday press conference, according to The Hill. “There will be an absolute appropriate time for us to talk about policies and politics, and I’m sure that folks will want to score political points of this tragedy, as they’ve tried to do on previous tragedies.”

Jindal told reporters that he might be more open to talking about the politics surrounding guns at a later time.

“You can ask me these questions in a couple of days. I’m not going anywhere. I’m happy to talk about this, we’re happy to talk about politics, but not here,” he said according to The Hill.

A gunman, who police identified as John Russel Houser, opened fire in a Lafayette movie theater on Thursday night, killing two people and injuring nine others before taking his own life.

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