Ellison: Government Should Treat Gun Deaths Like ‘A Disease’

By Eric Scheiner | October 5, 2015 | 12:41 PM EDT

Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.)

(CNSNews.com) - During a Sunday appearance on ABC’s This Week With George Stephanopoulos, Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) said, gun deaths need to be treated “like it is a health issue, a disease, which it is.”

“We are leading the world on these--in these gun deaths, Ellison said. “We're not doing anything about it and people argue that because we can't stop every gun death, we can't stop any. That's not true. We can do background checks. 90 percent of Americans believe that we can.” 

“We can eliminate these high-capacity magazines that a lot of people have allowed to spray a whole theater, or something like that. There is a lot of things that we can do, that we need to do. We should let the CDC give us statistics on how bad this gun carnage is.”

Ellison later continued his argument for a federal policy on gun control, “So, we got to have--we got to do more than just city by city. This is something where we need a national policy and we've got to treat it like it is a health issue, a disease, which it is.” 

Eric Scheiner
Eric Scheiner
Eric is the Senior Video Producer for CNSNews.com

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