GOP rep: Background checks offer 'false senses of security'

GOP rep: Background checks offer 'false senses of security'
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Rep. Thomas MassieThomas Harold MassieHouse passes bill expressing support for NATO Twitter suspends account that helped incident with Native American man go viral Massie claims media misrepresented Covington Catholic incident MORE (R-Ky.) said Sunday that gun reform laws like background checks offer “false senses of security.”

“Those are false senses of security,” Massie told NBC’s “Meet the Press.”

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“And in 10 years we’re still going to have school shootings unless you propose real legislation, like President TrumpDonald John TrumpCoast Guard chief: 'Unacceptable' that service members must rely on food pantries, donations amid shutdown Dem lawmaker apologizes after saying it's never been legal in US to force people to work for free Grassley to hold drug pricing hearing MORE has proposed, that would allow teachers to be armed.”

Activists and Democratic lawmakers are pushing for gun restrictions following the school shooting at a South Florida high school that left 17 people dead.

President Trump last week called for increased background checks, in addition to raising the minimum age requirement for purchasing certain weapons like the AR-15.

Massie on Sunday dismissed increasing the age requirement as “ridiculous.”

“The assault weapons ban would do nothing to stop school shootings,” he added.