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Published On: Thu, Apr 11th, 2013

Senator Blumenthal says background check ‘record keeping is essential’

While Joe Biden says a record database or a list resulting from the proposed gun control backgrounds check is fearmongering, a Connecticut Senator says it’s ‘essential.’

Sen. Blumenthal says record keeping from background checks is essential to gun control. Photo/United States Senate

Photo/United States Senate

A “sensible compromise” can still be reached on gun-control legislation in the Senate, Sen. Richard Blumenthal stated during an interview with Jake Tapper, saying the “shock and terror of Newtown” was still a major motivating factor for lawmakers.

The compromise, he said on CNN’s “State of the Union,” could feature background checks on all firearms purchases, while including “sensible” record-keeping and preventing prosecution of those who legitimately lose those records.

The Connecticut Democrat said that he intended to spearhead an amendment on high-capacity magazines when gun control comes before the Senate.

“Record keeping is essential, and record keeping can be combined with confidentiality and the reassurance that people will not be prosecuted for losing those records when they have no purpose in losing them, when it may be a mistake.

There are ways to avoid either frivolous or other kinds of prosecutions that shouldn’t being done. So I think record keeping can be done and must be done, but consistent with the Second Amendment and other constitutional guarantee.

The majority of the American people and in their states, including responsible gun owners, favor national background checks, a ban on illegal trafficking, strengthening school safety, and other initiatives that are critical to assuring that we stop gun violence, which has claimed the lives of more than 3,000 people since Newtown.

The president’s message tonight in Connecticut, with the picture — and a picture is often worth 1,000 words, as you know — will be with those families who have endured that absolutely unspeakable, unimaginable grief that the whole country has experienced. At the time when elections are held, that majority will make its views known. It may be silent now, but it will be a lot less silent when election time comes.”

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http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/1304/08/cg.01.html

 

 

 

 

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