In response to the shooting a number of lawmakers have called for tightening restrictions on access to automatic weapons. But Gohmert said that Hochsprung should have had access to an automatic weapon.
"I wish to God she had an M-4 in her office locked up so when she heard gunfire she pulls it out and she didn’t have to lunge heroically with nothing in her hands but she takes him out, takes his head off before he can kill those precious kids," Gohmert said Sunday.
Additionally, Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) said Sunday that she planned to introduce legislation in 2013 that reinstates the federal assault weapons ban.
Gohmert also warned that increasing gun restrictions, such as banning assault weapons and high-capacity magazine clips, could be a slippery slope.
"Once you start drawing the line, where do you stop?" Gohmert added.