Johnson Talks Gun Legislation
by Associated Press
January 15, 2013 12:29 PM
U.S. Sen. Tim Johnson says it's important that any gun control legislation is tailored for each state as much as possible.
The Democratic senator says he opposes any one-size-fits-all approach to gun control legislation.
Johnson says that South Dakota has far fewer problems with guns than states like New York and New Jersey.
He says any bill introduced should be comprehensive and include measures on gun control, mental health, background checks and more.
Johnson says he is awaiting a set of 19 executive proposals to be released by President Barack Obama on Wednesday. Obama will release the steps a little over a month since the massacre of 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.