Congresswoman Terri Sewell Comments On New Gun Legislation
Congresswoman Terri Sewell met with members of her district to discuss key issues going before Congress this year. CBS 8's Ashley Thompson caught up with her to get her stance on new proposed gun legislation.
Earlier this month, President Obama unveiled a gun-control plan that he feels will curb gun-related violence. But the debate rages on as lawmakers in Washington continue to fight for and against stricter legislation.
Included in the plan is a ban on military style assault rifles and mandatory universal background checks on all gun purchases. But the news of stricter gun legislation isn't sitting right with everyone. Some people, especially here in Alabama, believe the President's plan infringes on the Constitution. Congresswoman Terri Sewell says that may not be the case.
Mayor Strange told us since the Montgomery Police Department started its' illegal gun initiative earlier this month, almost 100 illegal guns have been taken off the streets.
Terri Sewell says in this legislative period she also looks forward to working on small business tax reform and financial literacy.