“After seeing sensible gun safety measures fail in the Senate, I am heartbroken but I will never stop working to make our children and our country safer,” Boxer, a Rancho Mirage Democrat, said in a statement today.
The proposal that failed Wednesday would have required background checks for transactions beyond licensed gun dealers, including those purchased online or at gun shows.
“To simply throw out one quick answer is not doing justice to any of the vicitims and their families right now,” Bono Mack said. “There is going to be so much that we have to really delve into and not just look for the quick, quick, quick fix.”
Bono Mack said the president was on “the right path” in his response to Friday’s horrific shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, where a gunman killed 20 young students and six adults. The gunman also killed his mother before turning the weapon on himself.
But Bono Mack, who has just a couple weeks left remaining in her final House term, did not elaborate on what types of gun control measures she would support.
Mack, who after November’s election loss is also leaving Congress, said it was the first time the couple had been to Newtown.
“Our hearts and praryers are with the families, with this community,” Mack said on CNN. “This should never happen to our children or our citizens.”