LA Times: Jeb Bush rejects post-Charleston calls for stricter gun control laws

Kurtis Lee for the LA Times reports:

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush pushed back Saturday against calls from President Obama and other Democrats for stricter gun control laws in the wake of the mass shooting at a Charleston, S.C., church that left nine people dead.

Bush, who traveled to this Las Vegas suburb for a town hall event, said he does not believe tougher gun laws would prevent mass shootings.¬†“All of these tragic instances that have taken place in the last couple of years are heartbreaking. They really are,” said Bush in response a question from an attendee about his views on the 2nd Amendment. “Not a single one of them would have been stopped with any of the ideas proposed by Barack Obama. Not a single one of them.”

Bush, among the front-runners in the race for the Republican presidential nomination, said more emphasis should be placed on improving access to mental health services.

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