Palazzo: Gun control won't pass House - WLOX.com - The News for South Mississippi

Palazzo: Gun control won't pass House

Rep. Steven Palazzo says he doesn't believe any bill restricting gun rights will come up for a floor vote in the House of Representatives. Rep. Steven Palazzo says he doesn't believe any bill restricting gun rights will come up for a floor vote in the House of Representatives.
LUMBERTON, MS (WDAM) -

Rep. Steven Palazzo (R, 4th Dist.) is reacting to new gun control initiatives from the Obama administration and the Senate. He said he doesn't believe any gun control bill would pass the House and says instead of restricting gun rights, lawmakers should find ways to keep the mentally ill from obtaining firearms.

"It's not God-fearing Christians going out there and committing mass murder, so we really need to find out is it a certain mental illness and we've got to fix it so these things don't happen again," Palazzo said. "But, we're not going to sacrifice the 2nd Amendment to the Constitution just to appease special interest," he said.

Palazzo was in Lumberton Friday night for an annual economic development banquet.

Copyright 2013 WDAM. All rights reserved.

  • NEWSMore>>

  • Report: Saints show interest in Johnny Manziel

    Report: Saints show interest in Johnny Manziel

    Source: Mark LagrangeSource: Mark Lagrange

    The Saints off-season took another wild turn Thursday when a report came out that Sean Payton was interested in former Cleveland Brown and Heisman Trophy winner, Johnny Manziel. 

    More >>

    The Saints off-season took another wild turn Thursday when a report came out that Sean Payton was interested in former Cleveland Brown and Heisman Trophy winner, Johnny Manziel.

    More >>
  • Sheriff: Man found dead in freezer was strangled

    Sheriff: Man found dead in freezer was strangled

    Thursday, March 23 2017 11:49 AM EDT2017-03-23 15:49:48 GMT
    Autopsy results show Jerry Floyd Kirkendall was strangled before his body was stuffed in a freezer inside a home he was renting in the Latimer community. (Photo source: WLOX)Autopsy results show Jerry Floyd Kirkendall was strangled before his body was stuffed in a freezer inside a home he was renting in the Latimer community. (Photo source: WLOX)

    Jackson County Sheriff Mike Ezell said autopsy results show Jerry Floyd Kirkendall was strangled before his body was stuffed in a freezer inside a home he was renting in the Latimer community.

    More >>

    Jackson County Sheriff Mike Ezell said autopsy results show Jerry Floyd Kirkendall was strangled before his body was stuffed in a freezer inside a home he was renting in the Latimer community.

    More >>
  • Stormy for March's final Saturday

    Stormy for March's final Saturday

    Thursday, March 23 2017 11:40 AM EDT2017-03-23 15:40:38 GMT
    As a Saturday cold front moves in from the west, numerous thunderstorms, some strong, will put parts of the region at risk for severe weather.As a Saturday cold front moves in from the west, numerous thunderstorms, some strong, will put parts of the region at risk for severe weather.

    A few isolated severe storms will be possible, producing mainly threats of damaging wind gusts. But, hail and an isolated tornado or two cannot be ruled out.

    More >>

    A few isolated severe storms will be possible, producing mainly threats of damaging wind gusts. But, hail and an isolated tornado or two cannot be ruled out.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly