Rep. Carney Discusses Gun Control Proposals, Spending Cuts - 47 ABC - Delmarva's Choice

Rep. Carney Discusses Gun Control Proposals, Spending Cuts

Posted: Updated:

MILFORD, Del. - Congress is currently putting together proposals to try and combat gun violence.

WMDT caught up with Rep. John Carney (D), who is on the Gun Violence Prevention Task Force. He says he is not only looking at assault weapons and background checks, but also mental health and school safety.

"One of the best things we can do is implement a universal background check, but more important than that is to enforce it and to enforce not allowing people who are prohibited whether for mental health or for prior criminal convictions," said Carney.

Despite his proposals, the Congressman says to WMDT that when it comes to gun violence in his state, he thinks the issue is hand-gun violence associated with drug trade and drug trafficking.

Also, as the automatic, across-the-board spending cuts deadline approaches, Rep. Carney says that Congress must step up with "a series of cuts and tax reforms that would generate additional revenue."

"Congress has shown that it needs the discipline of that kind of a deadline in order to act," said Carney. "We haven't shown the ability to do that and we must."

The spending cuts would total $1.2 trillion over 10 years and the deadline is set for March 1st.

  • Local NewsDelmarva HeadlinesMore>>

  • Cambridge Mayor Aims To Keep City Safe

    Cambridge Mayor Aims To Keep City Safe

    Thursday, April 17 2014 9:59 AM EDT2014-04-17 13:59:43 GMT
    CAMBRIDGE, Md. - After a major drug bust in Cambridge, the city's Mayor says she is thankful for the relationship with Dorchester County and the state of Maryland, but knows there's more to do."We alwaysMore >>
    CAMBRIDGE, Md. - After a major drug bust in Cambridge, the city's Mayor says she is thankful for the relationship with Dorchester County and the state of Maryland, but knows there's more to do.More >>
  • Dewey Beach Fire Ruled Accidental

    Dewey Beach Fire Ruled Accidental

    Thursday, April 17 2014 8:43 AM EDT2014-04-17 12:43:02 GMT
    DEWEY BEACH, Del. - Authorities say a fire in Dewey Beach that broke out on Wednesday has been ruled accidental.According to the Delaware State Fire Marshal's Office, the fire was reported around 2:20More >>
    DEWEY BEACH, Del. - Authorities say a fire in Dewey Beach that broke out on Wednesday has been ruled accidental.According to the Delaware State Fire Marshal's Office, the fire was reported around 2:20More >>
  • Body Found On Island ID'd As Missing VA Fisherman

    Body Found On Island ID'd As Missing VA Fisherman

    Thursday, April 17 2014 7:55 AM EDT2014-04-17 11:55:26 GMT
    CAPE CHARLES, Va. (AP) - Northampton County authorities have identified a body found on a barrier island as that of a fisherman who'd been missing since last December.    The Northampton County Sheriff'sMore >>
    CAPE CHARLES, Va. (AP) - Northampton County authorities have identified a body found on a barrier island as that of a fisherman who'd been missing since last December.    The Northampton County Sheriff'sMore >>
  • ContestsMore>>

  • Spring Gas Giveaway

    Spring Gas Giveaway

    Let WMDT fill up your tank! It's time for our Spring Gas Giveaway! More >>
    Enter for your chance to win a $100 Exxon/Mobil Gas Card!More >>
  • Teacher Who Makes A Difference

    Teacher Who Makes A Difference

    The WMDT 47 Teachers Who Make a Difference Contest is Sponsored by Accurate Optical: "Encouraging children of all ages to come in for an annual eye exam to help them see better in school." Each month weMore >>
    The WMDT 47 "Teachers Who Make a Difference" Sponsored by Accurate Optical Encouraging children of all ages to come in for an annual eye exam to help them see better in school.More >>
Powered by WorldNow
Powered by WorldNow All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WMDT. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.