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Blunt Says NRA, Gun Laws Aren't to Blame for Florida Shooting

He admits he has taken money from the NRA over the years, but Blunt says that's not the issue.

February 16, 2018 - 10:04 am
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ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - A lot of discussion happening around the country about who is to blame and what could have stopped the Florida attack, and how to prevent it in the future.

Many are blaming politicians who accept money from the NRA, claiming they won't do anything to change gun laws.

U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt joined the Mark Reardon Show Thursday on KMOX (about the 22-minute mark). He admits he has taken money from the NRA over the years, but Blunt says that's not the issue.

"There's a huge anti-Second Amendment crowd out there that tries to take an event that nobody would, in their right mind, want to have happened, and suggest that somehow the Second Amendment and protecting the Second Amendment is responsible," he says. 

Blunt also says he wants to change happen.

"If anybody can propose a change in law that would have stopped what happened, I'd be glad to look at that change of law," he says.

Blunt points out he voted for a bill after the Sandy Hook shooting that would have made it more difficult for people with mental illness to buy a gun, but it did not receive enough votes to pass.