ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – People across the United States call for more than just “prayers” after another mass shooting.
A shooting in San Bernardino, California on Wednesday left 14 people dead and 17 others injured. The shooting was the 355th mass shooting in 2015, according to The Washington Post.
“The mass shooting was just horrifying, and there were so many awful scenes,” Sen. Chuck Schumer said.
In the hours following the shooting, local lawmakers had similar reactions.
“Horror; anger,” republican assembly member Steve McLaughlin said.
“It’s terrible,” democratic assembly member John McDonald said.
But promises of “thoughts” and “prayers” are no longer enough for U.S. citizens. They want to see politicians take real action against gun violence.
Local lawmakers have a few ideas.
“We need to put together a bipartisan senate assembly task force to work with the governor to find something we can all live with,” McDonald said.
“Stop the political correct nonsense and get a firearm if you’re a legal law abiding citizen,” McLaughlin said. “Learn to defend yourself and your family.”
In Washington, Sen. Schumer said new legislation is on the way.
“Something that should have been a long time ago,” he said. “If you’re on a terrorist watch list, a no fly list, you can’t buy a gun. That’s what our legislation would prohibit. Right now, amazingly, if you’re on a terrorist watch list you can buy a gun.”