RIVERSIDE (AP) — U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer says its time to look at adopting more stringent regulations nationwide governing who can legally carry concealed weapons.

The California Democrat said Tuesday states that don’t screen people who want to carry concealed weapons aren’t protecting their citizens.

Boxer’s remarks were prompted by last week’s shooting in Tucson, Ariz., in which six people were killed and Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and 13 others were wounded.

Arizona law allows any U.S. citizen 21 or older to carry a concealed weapon without a permit.

Boxer also says she supports a proposal by Sen. Frank Lautenberg, D-N.J., to ban high-capacity ammunition clips.

She spoke at a news conference in the Riverside County district attorney’s office.

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Comments (32)
  1. Onclewillie says:

    Gee, sun comes up each morning and Boxer calls for stricter gun laws. Talk about predictable.

  2. 1stResponce says:

    KNEE JERK BOXER This woman just doesn’t get hit. She is as bad as an ambulance chaser. These people aren’t even buried yet and she is using this tragety to try an further her own career. Simply Disgusting

  3. john says:

    this old skank is still at it. when will old crow croke. she is a degenerate just like fienstein and waters. our state is sick and keeps re-electing these losers

    1. sandman29 says:

      petition for TERM LIMITATIONS. California has the strictest gun laws in the entire country and they still have the highest number of gang related homicides and other gang and drug related violence. Do these laws that are on the books help? I can hear the BRADY CAMPAIGN salivating now. Misguided energy and money.

      1. rj says:

        well said. how useless.

  4. CitznFish says:

    Barbara Boxer might as well be a Nazi. They enforced gun control as well. If the shooter didn’t have a gun he would have used something else. Maybe a bomb? If that were the case even more people would have died. Gun control advocates are as blinded as that psycho.

  5. Richard says:

    Another excuse from a politician to push her agenda.
    Of course, “she” and her friends and family will be among those “privileged”
    to have concealed weapons.

    What is the population of Arizona over 21?
    How many of them have abused the concealed carry permit?
    Well, there you go.

  6. Jman says:

    …should we get tough on forks because of obese people??? (ridiculous)

  7. rjsmitty says:

    She should just stick with the problems that California has and those should keep her busy for a long time…..

  8. Dave W says:

    So is she saying that if he had a permit he would not have still tried to kill these people because having a permit would have made him sane? I don’t understand her theory because it is non-sense and merely a vehicle for her to advance her anti-gun ideology.

  9. Reality Check says:

    Actually, guns are not the problem. The problem is all the Republicans running around in a panic inciting other lunatics to embrace a “second amendment solution” so that we may “take our country back”.

    30 years ago, being a Republican was a noble and honorable thing, now it’s weirdos. birthers, tea baggers, ditto heads and “hockey moms”.

    Please, Republicans, stop with the “Second Amendment Solution” talk before you incite any more of your party to violence.

    1. Rufus says:

      The Arizona killer is a LEFT WING nut. He had a OBAMA 08 sticker on his car. He never owned a gun until he decided the congresswoman was not LEFT WING enough. All these assassins are LEFT WING nuts. He was mad because she was following the LEFT WING agenda.

    2. kg says:

      You’re a poor excuse for a Republican..if you are one.

  10. Sage Advice says:

    So awesome! I brought up this story, which was focused on another ridiculous, misinformed, self-absorbed career Anti-2nd Amendment pocket-money advancer by Boxer, and wonderful to see that in the advertising bar for “CBS Los Angeles” there is an ad for Front Sight Firearms Training Center depicting a Springfield XD and the barrel/forearm of an AR15.

  11. bobbyd says:

    I still cant believe she got re-elected! If more people had guns, maybe he wouldnt have had the chance to kill as many as he did.

  12. John says:

    This woman willl be the first one to surround herself with “armed ” guards because she can’t face the public’s reaction to her Socialist policies!

  13. rjsmitty says:

    “Reality Check” you sound mad ? and you are bigoted against the Tea Party. Are you going to shoot some one? Because your talk is worrying me!

    1. Reality Check says:

      I’m gonna sit back and have a nice glass of wine. No shooting today. Just sipping wine and watching Battlestar Galactica re-runs…

  14. alan hart says:

    Knee jerk answers. No gun law can stop a mentally disturbed person or a criminal from shooting someone.

  15. just saying says:

    barbara boxer, please have a warm cup of shut the F up!!!
    is not having a permit really going to stop someone from carrying a gun??
    it should be people control not gun control!!

  16. sandman29 says:

    When are these politicians going to get it through their heads that NO gun control law could have prevented this person from doing what he did. Mentally deranged individuals and criminals don’t care what laws there are and they will continue to use their illegally possessed firearms to perpetrate their crimes. The only people affected by laws like this are the citizens who respect and abide by the law. They need to take these politicians and take them all on a tour of watts at 2.00 am without police protection and then lets see what tune they sing next.

  17. jujubee1 says:

    Good luck with that. As long as the NRA is around, anyone can get a gun. I wonder how they’ll spin this tragedy. If I interpret their statements about the Columbine shooting correctly, the NRA made the appropriate clucking noises about how sad/tragic that incident was, yet out of the other side of their mouths they were saying that the shoothers had every right to have those guns. Please.

  18. Roger B says:

    Responsible gun owners don’t need 30 round clips for protection
    Even rifles need only a 5 round clip
    Let’s also lower the round caliber to .25

  19. Guns are fun. I like Guns. says:

    I like guns and understand that the government cannot take our guns. But what if they did, I know it would never happen, but let’s and say every firearm in America was confiscated, even from the crooks. Seriously, if only the cops had guns, and there was not a single firearm left, would America be safer? I think the obvious answer is yes.

    It’s easy to make a gun, I’ve done it myself. But if doing so came with a 20 year prison sentence very few people would attempt that. If guns were outlawed, even from outlaws, you could cross off getting shot from the list of ways someone could die.

    This could never happen, in America owning a gun is a right that we ae very serious about. But ask your self this, if all the guns were gone, and I mean all, would America be a better off or worse off?

  20. jake says:

    …says a woman who represents the biggest failure of a state in our country. Since she’s been in office, californiaq has gone down hill.

    Criminals don’t give a rats ass what laws are there… so let’s punish law abiding citizens.

    1. Roger B says:

      Boxer represents Califirnia on a Federal level
      Problem is our State legislators

  21. Matt Woods says:

    This moron could have just used a car or truck and plowed into the group of people near the congresswoman. Would you ban cars then? If a few people in the crowd were armed they would have dropped this idiot before he killed so many and maybe before he killed that nine year old little girl. Guns are not the problem they are just a tool and if they were not available then another tool would be used. I wish the liberals would stop trying to find easy solutions to our difficult problems.

  22. jim reeber says:

    seems like i’m in agreement with the majority here, too bad the democrats have such an idiot as her representing them and it’s really too bad for california most of all who in my opinion needs a real change. if you could just get the majority of the people who vote to sit back and think about all the liberties we as americans have lost and keep losing every year then think as a libertarian maybe caliornia could be a leader again in getting some of those rights back

  23. rjsmitty says:

    Guns kill people like pencils miss spell words.

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