Rep. Crowley.: ‘Thorough Background Checks’ Would Deny Guns to Those ‘Who Have Criminal Thoughts’

By Eric Scheiner | July 12, 2016 | 1:35 PM EDT

Rep. Joe Crowley (D-N.Y.) speaks at a Democratic Caucus press conference Tuesday.

( - Democratic Caucus Vice-Chair Rep. Joe Crowley (D-N.Y.) says that “thorough background checks” for gun purchases would lead law enforcement to deny guns to those with “criminal thoughts.”

“The issue of gun violence is not going to go away. We know that, we just know it. This could very well be a hot summer, we don’t know what ramifications will come,” Crowley said at a Democratic Caucus press conference on Tuesday.

“But what we do know is that there will be more people killed by guns and people who ought not to have those weapons because a thorough background check was not in place to make sure that people who have mental incapacity, that have terrorist thoughts, who have criminal thoughts or records, or behavior that would lead law enforcement to deny them access to those weapons – that’s what we’re looking for that’s what the American people are looking for,” Crowley said.

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Eric Scheiner
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