Rand Paul: 'Weapons don't kill people. Individuals do.'

The Lexington Herald-LeaderJanuary 10, 2011 

Some people at a gun and knife show in Lexington on Sunday expressed concerns about the implications of Saturday's shootings in Tucson, Ariz.

U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords was critically injured and six people, including a federal judge and a 9-year-old girl, were killed during a public event at a shopping center.

Brian Serafini, owner of a gun accessories shop in Lexington, said some gun owners wonder whether government leaders will "institute some law that takes away more of our rights just because you have some crazy guy."

High-profile crimes committed with guns usually reopen a long-standing national conversation about gun-ownership laws.

But on Fox News Sunday, Kentucky's newest U.S. senator said guns weren't the problem.

"It's probably about a very sick individual and what should have been done for that person," Sen. Rand Paul said, according to a New York Times report. "But the weapons don't kill people. It's the individual that killed these people."

Paul noted Giffords, a Democrat, is an avid supporter of gun rights, the Times story said.

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