California Democratic Rep. [crscore]Loretta Sanchez[/crscore] claimed that “multiautomatic round weapons are easily available, even though not in California.”
Appearing on MSNBC Live with Tamron Hall on Thursday, Sanchez made up a term to describe a gun while blasting congressional inaction.
“The reality is that Congress has been trying to get up some of these issues [relating to mental health] for the last five years, and we haven’t been able to,” she said. (RELATED: Republican House Member Drops Gun Knowledge On ‘Morning Joe’ Panel [VIDEO])
“We let the assault weapons ban, which was led by our senator [crscore]Dianne Feinstein[/crscore], we let that lapse. So you know, multiautomatic round weapons are easily available, even though not in California, but they can cross the state line, as you know,” Sanchez insisted.
“The second thing is, we really haven’t done that much about mental health. I’ve been working with my colleague, [crscore]Grace Napolitano[/crscore] here out of the Los Angeles area to try to get mental health services more available for people, and it hasn’t happened.”
“And then lastly, there are a lot of loopholes in our current laws. So we can ask people to be registered. We can have waiting periods. A lot of the law-abiding gun purveyors, sellers that sit in our districts, they are following those,” Sanchez said. “But then we have this thing called gun shows, which come into town, sell everything, don’t do these background checks. And there are way too many problems in trying to get this done. And the Congress has a responsibility to close those loopholes and make it safer for Americans.”