Arizona Rep. Wishes for 'One More Gun' at Shooting

Presumably, a gun that could have stopped Jared Loughner
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 13, 2011 7:04 AM CST
Arizona Rep. Wishes for 'One More Gun' at Shooting
In this photo provided by NBC television Rep. Trent Franks, R-Ariz., speaks on "Meet the Press" Sunday, Jan 9, 2011, at the NBC studios in Washington.   (AP Photo/NBC, Stephen J. Boitano)

(Newser) – Don’t count Arizona Rep. Trent Franks among those calling for increased gun control in the wake of Gabrielle Giffords’ shooting. "I wish there had been one more gun there that day in the hands of a responsible person, that's all I have to say," said the Republican, in an annoyed response to a question about gun control. He made the comment during an FBI security briefing of GOP lawmakers, Politico reports.

Rep. Steve King is another Republican arguing that more civilians with guns could have decreased the “carnage,” the Huffington Post notes. Click for more, including a counter-argument to Franks and King.
(Read more Trent Franks stories.)

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