Congressman Bob Goodlatte told the Capitol Hill publication “Roll Call” that he would not support tightening gun control measures.
“We’re going to take a look at what happened there and what can be done to help avoid it in the future, but gun control is not going to be something that I would support,” Goodlatte was quoted as sayingin Roll Call.
Goodlatte was recently elected as the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee. His chairmanship begins in January. Goodlatte represents the 6th Congressional District, which is in the WDBJ7 viewing area.
Gun control has been a hot-button issues in the wake of Friday’s shootings in Connecticut.
Goodlatte’s office released the following statement Tuesday about the Connecticut shootings:
“Our hearts and prayers as a nation are with the community of Newtown and the families of the victims as they mourn the lives lost in this senseless act of violence. We must take a close look at what happened last week. I will listen to and carefully review suggestions made by the President’s task force and other groups to see what we can do to prevent a terrible tragedy like this in the future.”
Click here to read Roll Call's story and Goodlatte’s comments.