Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) stunned many Thursday when she expressed support for gun control legislation by pointing to the supposed success of such laws in California.
“Sensible gun laws work,” Boxer told reporters. “We’ve proven it in California.”
The two San Bernardino attackers, who killed 14 and wounded more than a dozen Wednesday, purchased all four of their guns legally, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives said Thursday.
— Oliver Darcy (@oliverdarcy) December 3, 2015
Boxer was immediately hammered on Twitter for the remark.
"Sensible gun laws work, we've proven it in CA"- Sen. Boxer today. It's one thing to talk out of your ass, it's another to be delusional
— The Anti-Feminist (@FemsHaveBallz) December 3, 2015
Boxer said sensible gun laws work in California… WHAT?! Definitely not smarter than a 5th grader!
— Frank M Grubb (@fmg223) December 3, 2015
I seriously just watched Barbara Boxer say sensible gun control works as California's laws have proven.
— Top (@topsecretk9) December 3, 2015
Just entered the twilight zone #SanBernadinoShooting Senator Barbara Boxer just said "Sensible gun Laws WORK! We've proven it in California"
— Erik Brown (@ErikEBrown) December 3, 2015
She really said this. https://t.co/XsUtVIoRGt
— Phil Kerpen (@kerpen) December 3, 2015
A spokesperson for Boxer told TheBlaze the senator made the remark after stressing that state-wide laws are “not enough” and “that is why we ned national laws.”
Boxer spoke on the Senate floor earlier and called for tighter gun control laws, saying she has “never heard one persuasive argument about why anyone else would need to have” a high powered rifle like those used in Wednesday’s shooting.
“These weapons of war. They just don’t belong on our streets and in our communities,” she said.
Follow the author of this story on Twitter and Facebook: