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Arizona Legislator Renew Calls For Gun Control In Wake Of Odessa, Texas, Shooting

Published: Sunday, September 1, 2019 - 12:55pm
Updated: Monday, September 2, 2019 - 9:02am
Tom O'Halleran

After another mass shooting in Texas, some legislators around the country are renewing calls for increased gun control at the federal level.

That includes Democratic Rep. Tom O'Halleran from Arizona’s 1st congressional district.

Speaking on PBS' "Arizona Horizon," O'Halleran said his first-hand experience in dealing with gun violence makes him identify with shooting victims’ and their families.

"Well, I’m one of those guys that had to go knock on people’s doors and tell them their sons and daughters were killed. I was a homicide detective in Chicago. So, I know pretty much what this does to families, not only the ones that are killed but the ones that are wounded seriously and have to live with it the rest of their lives."

O’Halleran said he supports so-called red flag laws and denying those convicted of domestic violence from owning firearms.