2014-05-25T173432Z_1_CBREA4O1CU800_RTROPTP_2_USA-CONNECTICUT

Senator to renew gun control push after California shooting spree

U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal addresses the Marching On conference on gun violence prevention in MiddletownSenator Richard Blumenthal said on Sunday he wanted to revive gun control legislation rejected by Congress in the wake of the 2012 Newtown, Connecticut, school massacre, saying it could have helped prevent this weekend’s deadly California shooting spree. Blumenthal, a Democrat from Connecticut, said on CBS’s “Face the Nation” program the legislation, which failed last year, could be revised to emphasize the mental condition of potential gun buyers. “Obviously, not every kind of gun violence is going to be prevented by laws out of Washington,” he said. On Friday night a 22-year-old college student identified as Elliot Rodger allegedly stabbed three people to death in his apartment in Santa Barbara, California, and then drove through the city and fatally shot three others with handguns he had legally bought.

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