Governor Bevin says gun control won’t solve gun violence

01/26/2018 09:49 AM

Governor Bevin released a video saying more restrictions on guns won’t prevent mass shootings.

In the more than ten minute video, Bevin attributed an increase in shootings to change in culture, saying even with more gun restrictions, shootings would still happen.

“The gun is not the problem. Do we need to be thoughtful and intentional about who has access to what and what that ultimately means. Of course, but there is no responsible gun owner who doesn’t believe that,” he said. “We have a cultural problem. The mores of America, there will be many that will confuse that with morality is certainly part of it, but the mores that define who we are. And what is or is not acceptable. What we do or don’t tolerate. Where we draw lines and were we put boundaries. These things have been changing and not for the better.”

Bevin ended his video urging others to ‘start a dialogue’ to figure out how to ‘repair the fabric of America’.

Governor Bevin’s message comes after a 15-year-old male opened fire at Marshall County High School on Tuesday, killing two and injuring more than a dozen others.

The video was released a day before Governor Bevin was set to go to Marshall County to hold a ‘special ceremony.’

Watch Bevin’s full address here.

Michon Lindstrom

Michon is a producer for Pure Politics. Michon comes to Kentucky from Springfield, Illinois where she served as the statehouse reporter for the NBC affiliate. During her time in the Land of Lincoln she covered the state’s two year budget impasse and the largest school funding overall in Illinois history. Pure Politics airs weeknights at 7 and 11:30 on Spectrum News. Follow Michon on Twitter at @MichonLindstrom or reach her by email at


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