STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand sat down with the Staten Island Advance editorial board on Tuesday to discuss national and local issues, and answered a reader’s question about what gun reform is needed in the wake of recent shootings.
Gillibrand (D-NY) said it takes “regular people coming to Washington” to speak to lawmakers and change their point of view on issues.
The senator noted that the majority of Americans “support common sense gun reform” and want “good, honest Americans to be able to go hunting and have their Second Amendment rights.”
But laws should be harsher on criminals, she argued.
As for Congress, “They’re in their bubble, they’re out of touch, they don’t realize there are very significant gun reforms that you can put in place that actually keep guns out of the hands of criminals. It’s not a Second Amendment issue.”