Young Looking to Make Sure Gun Laws Not Tightened

Libby Casey, APRN – Washington DC

Alaska’s Congressman Don Young is not joining in today’s outpouring in the House of tributes and well-wishes for Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and the other victims of Saturday’s Tucson shooting.

Throughout the day, members of the U.S. House of Representatives took to the floor to honor the six people killed and 13 injured in Arizona. But Congressman Young’s office says he was busy with meetings Wednesday.

Young said earlier this week that he was horrified by Saturday’s attack.  He says as people react to it, he wants to make sure there aren’t any moves to tighten gun laws.  He points out that Congresswoman Giffords is a supporter of gun rights, too.

Young says he’s going to continue his practice of carrying a firearm where ever he can, and that if someone ever attacks him, he plans to shoot back.

Young thinks there’s too much security on Capitol Hill – much of which was implemented after the 9-11 Terrorist Attacks.

Photo by Josh Edge, APRN – Anchorage: Representative Don Young speaking with APRN anchors Steve Heimel and Dave Donaldson on General Election night in the Egan Center on Nov. 2, 2010.

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