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Illinois Congressman Calls Sit In For Gun Regulations A 'Publicity Stunt'


Congressman Rodney Davis of Taylorville says the nation doesn't need new gun laws, including a ban for anyone on the terror watch-list.

He says the FBI already has 72 hours to block someone who's on the list from buying a gun.

"I would like to see law enforcement enforce the existing laws and I just don't think they're doing a good job of that, and that's exactly the case right now with what they say in Orlando,” Davis said.

Davis also opposes greater restrictions on so-called assault weapons. He says terrorists don't care if they break the law.

Davis says his position on firearms is long-held and has no connection to campaign contributions he's received from gun-rights groups.

Amanda Vinicky moved to Chicago Tonight on WTTW-TV PBS in 2017.
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