Cramer says increased gun control wouldn't have prevented Orlando shooting

Published: Jun. 14, 2016 at 6:06 PM CDT
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Lawmakers on Capitol Hill are learning more about the Orlando terror attack from FBI Director James Comey.

Comey met with House members for a classified briefing.

Washington correspondent Ted Fioraliso spoke to Congressman Kevin Cramer, R-N.D. about it, and how he thinks the country should move forward.

"What are they looking at, what kind of information are they looking for, what kind of red flags are they pursing?" asks Cramer.

North Dakota Congressman Kevin Cramer is looking for answers from FBI Director James Comey so a terror attack like the one that happened at the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando never happens again.

The attack is already reigniting the debate over gun control.

June 13, Democrats protested on the House floor demanding action, following a moment of silence for the victims.

"I think it was the most distasteful thing I've ever seen on the House floor," says Cramer.

Cramer says gun control wouldn't have stopped the attacker.

"It stops law-abiding citizens from being able to protect themselves, it doesn't keep murderers from being able to murder," says Cramer.

So what is the solution?

For one, Cramer says there should be a security test for people coming into the country.

Then, there's this:

"With regard to homegrown terrorism and the radicalization of someone like evidently the terrorist in Orlando – that requires a more honest discussion of what we're up against – the theology we're up against. You can't defeat it if you don't define it," says Cramer.

Democratic Senator Heidi Heitkamp sent a statement saying, quote:

"I'll be closely monitoring information that unfolds to make sure the U.S. Congress and our federal law enforcement agencies are doing everything in their power to support the city of Orlando, and to keep all of our communities - from Florida to North Dakota - strong and safe."