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Rep. Ed Whitfield

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The following is a quote by Rep. Ed Whitfield in response to your earlier call asking about his views on gun control and the outcry for legislation;

"All of us are deeply saddened by the senseless attack on children and educators in Newtown, Connecticut.  My thoughts and prayers are with the families and loved ones of the shooting victims, and with the entire community as they try and heal. While some are now calling for additional restrictions on gun ownership, I will not support any bill that infringes upon our Second Amendment rights. Right now, I think it is important to focus on the victims, and not to try and make political strides in the wake of this tragedy. Millions of people in this nation live peacefully while lawfully owning guns, and any policy should be well thought out and beneficial, not driven by our latest tragedy."

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