Congressman Adrian Smith says the debate in Congress in wake of the Orlando shooting has strayed from the real problem.
Smith says too much talk in Congress has gone straight to gun control, rather than pausing to considerable what prompted the shootings.
“I’m skeptical that more regulation is the answer,” Smith says during a conference call with Nebraska reporters. “I think we need to have a thoughtful discussion relating to this matter and these tragic events so that we can prevent further tragedies down the road.”
Orlando law enforcement accuse Omar Marteen of killing 49 people and wounding many others in an attack on the Pulse nightclub June 12th. Marteen was only stopped when shot and killed by officers.
Smith says Congress needs to pause and consider a thorough investigation of the shootings before considering any proposed solutions.
“So that we can work together, bring people together to make sure that we’ve got the right policy that certainly complies with the Constitution and complies with not just the Second Amendment, but the ability to actually comply and regulate things if that is even necessary,” Smith says.
Smith says only after such an investigation should Congress enter into debate.