GOP senator shocks CNN’s Kaitlan Collins with ‘Pretty Stark’ weapons admission
Sen. Mike Rounds (RS.D.) surprised CNN anchor Kaitlan Collins with his assessment that Congress has gone “as far as we’re going to go” when it comes to gun control.
On Wednesday’s “CNN This Morning,” Collins asked Rounds if there would be any legislative action following the latest mass shooting at a school in Nashville, Tennessee, in which three children and three adults were killed.
“There’s no one here (in Congress) who, if they could find the right approach, wouldn’t try to do something because they feel this pain,” Rounds replied.
“And yet, when we start talking about Second Amendment bans or challenges, I think the things that have already been done have gone as far as we go with gun control,” the senator added.
Instead, the rounds suggested that money allocated to installing solar panels in schools could be diverted to increase security.
“It’s pretty striking to hear you say that you don’t think there’s anything else legislatively that Congress can do on guns,” Collins replied.
Rounds said he stands by his vote against gun safety legislation that was passed and signed into law last year.
“I’m not ready to start talking about implementing more things when we know now that we could make schools safer than they are today, if they had the resources for the do,” he added.