(Hartford, CT) – U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) issued the following statement regarding the ammunition, guns and weapons revealed in the search warrants for the home of Adam and Nancy Lanza:
"The sheer volume of ammunition, guns and weapons revealed and retrieved in these searches is absolutely staggering and should provide strong evidence for the urgency and importance of common sense gun safety measures. The apparent easy access to this huge trove of arms and ammunition by a clearly disturbed and deranged individual shows the need for a comprehensive strategy to stop gun violence. This means background checks for both gun and ammunition purchases, as well as a ban on high capacity magazines containing more than ten rounds of ammunition—sensible measures most Americans support. I will use this evidence to help drive the national discussion and the Senate debate for passage of legislation in April. My hope is that it will also help lead to action in our state legislature so that Connecticut can be a model for the nation."