Congresswoman: Boston Terror Attack Proves Need for Better Gun Control
Dem Rep. Maloney: Tougher Gun Control Could Prevent Future Terror Attack (The Hill)
Stronger gun control laws would have prevented the accused Boston bombers from getting firearms and could prevent future terror attacks, according to a New York Democratic lawmaker.
Rep. Carolyn Maloney said on Monday that tighter background checks and increased penalties for straw purchasers would help thwart terrorism, citing Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing, who waged a late-night firefight with police and are accused of shooting and killing an MIT security guard.
“As it stands right now, the next Tamerlan can go to a gun show and buy all the guns he wants, all the weapons he wants, and no problem, no questions asked,” said Maloney in an interview with MSNBC.