While western Kentucky Congressman James Comer says he doesn’t support any new gun control measures following recent mass shootings at schools in Marshall County and Florida, he is open to changes to the background check process.
Comer believes the federal government has to become involved in funding additional security measures such as metal detectors in schools across the country.
He’s been contacted by the fathers of the two Marshall County High School students killed in a mass shooting last month and says they are more focused on security than on gun control.
Regarding mental health, Comer says that’s a factor in some cases, but he’s leaving how to address that aspect of the problem to experts.
The FBI has admitted it failed to follow up on tips it received on the alleged shooter in Florida and Comer says he is part of a committee that will likely investigate where the process broke down.
Comer says changes are needed to the background check process to keep guns out of the hands of people who are known to be dangerous and who pose a threat.
President Trump has opened the door to possibly raising the minimum age to purchase some guns to 21, something Comer says he opposes.