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Sen. McSally talks immigration, gun control reform on Yuma border tour

Video Credit: KGUN, Tucson, AZ - Duration: 01:42s - Published
Sen. McSally talks immigration, gun control reform on Yuma border tour

Sen. McSally talks immigration, gun control reform on Yuma border tour

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McSally met with the Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Kevin McAleenan and toured the new soft facility at the Yuma Border Patrol Processing Center.

SECRETARY OF HOMELAND SECURITYTO TALKABOUT BORDER SECURITY.NINE ON YOUR SIDE'S NATALIETARANGIOLI JOINS US LIVE NOWFROM YUMA -- WITH MORE FROM THESENATOR'S VISIT TODAY.NATALIE -- YOU ALSO ASKED HERABOUT GUN CONTROL REFORM?PAT, VALERIE -YES THAT'S RIGHT.THE MASS SHOOTINGS IN EL PASO -AND DAYTON - AND GILROY - STILLON THE MINDS OF MANY.I HAD A CHANCE TO CATCH UP WITHTHE SENATOR AFTER HER TOUR OFTHE NEWFACILITY HERE AT YUMA'S BORDERPATROL PROCESSING CENTER.I ASKED HER IF SHE FEELSPRESSURED FROM THE NRA TOTIGHTEN GUN LAWS.THE SENATOR SAID - THE LOOPHOLESMUST BE CLOSED.BUT THE POINT SHE MADE WAS -MENTAL HEALTH.

MCSALLY SAID ITCOMES DOWN TO IDENTIFYING PEOPLEWITHMENTAL HEALTH ISSUES EARLY ON -AND GIVING THEM THE CARE - ANDSUPPORT THEY NEED.IN WAKE OF THE SHOOTINGS -PRESIDENT TRUMP - MADE A SIMILARSENTIMENT - LINKING MENTALHEALTH - AND GUN VIOLENCE.MCSALLY WENT ON TO SAY -LAWMAKERS ARE TAKING A LOOK ATADDITIONAL LEGISLATION AT THEFEDERAL LEVEL - BUT THAT ITNEEDSTO ALSO HAPPEN AT THE STATELEVEL.WHEN YOU SEE SOMETHING SAYSOMETHING.

WHEN YOU SEEINDIVIDUALS WHO HAD CONCERNSABOUT THAT SOMEBODY HADBEEN VIOLENT, OR TENDENCIESTOWARDS VIOLENCE, DON'T JUSTWALKBY THAT PROBLEM.

DO WHAT YOU CANIN ORDER TO PROVIDEASSISTANCE SO THAT WE COULDSTOP THESE TRAGEDIES FROMHAPPENING.THE SENATOR SAID CALLED THESEMASS SHOOTINGS A "PROBLEM" - ANDTHAT THEY HAVE BECOMEPOLITICIZED.BEFORE MCSALLY LEFT THISAFTERNOON - SHE DID SAY - SHEWOULD BE HAPPY TO RETURN TOWASHINGTON D-C.

AND COME UP WITHBIPARTISAN LEGISLATION TO SOLVETHESE "PROBLEMS' OFMASS SHOOTINGS.WHAT EXACTLY THAT MEANS -WHETHER IT'S UNIVERSALBACKGROUND CHECKS - OR SOMETHINGELSE - THE SENATOR DIDNOT SAY.REPORTING LIVE IN YUMA NATALIETARANGIOLI KGUN NINE ON YOURSIDE.




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