Attorney General Loretta Lynch joined President Obama in calling for further gun control legislation in the wake of Thursday night’s Dallas shootings. Former Army Reservist and Afghan War veteran Micah Xavier Johnson, 25, allegedly killed five police officers and wounded seven others in a sniper-style attack from a parking garage in downtown Dallas.
Addressing the shooting from the Justice Department in Washington on Friday, Lynch said, “We must take a hard look at the ease with which wrongdoers can get their hands on deadly weapons and the frequency with which they use them.”
“And we must reflect on the kind of country we want to build and the kind of society that we are choosing to pass on to our children,” she added.
Lynch’s remarks echoed those made by the president and White House spokesman Josh Earnest on Friday, clearly indicating this is one of the main messages the administration seeks to communicate following Dallas.
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