Schumer: I Think We’re At A ‘Tipping Point’ On Gun Laws

Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) argued that the country may be at a “tipping point” and could move forward with more restrictive gun laws in the wake of Friday’s shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, during an appearance on CBS’ “Face the Nation” Sunday.

“I think we could be at a tipping point,” Schumer said, “a tipping point where we might actually get something done. First, this was not a single incident. It followed a series of others… When the public sees these as isolated incidents, they’re less upset than when they occur one after the other. And the public will not accept — the public will not accept as a new normal one of these incidents every month, these mass shootings. Second, of course, it involved children.” 

Those in favor of gun regulations should push for three things, Schumer argued: a ban assault weapons, limiting the size of clips to something like 10 bullets, and making it harder for mentally unstable people to get guns. Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) said Sunday that she will introduce legislation to ban assault weapons.