Senator John Thune has been traveling across South Dakota to hold town hall style meetings to address fiscal problems facing the state and the nation.
He made a final stop in Sioux Falls today, where he also shared his thoughts on gun violence in America. "We have a problem with policing or at least identifying people with mental health issues. In the last several instances there were clear warning signs that were red flags that went off that people should've seen and didn't. Examining more closely how to determine the people with mental health and illness conditions is going to be a part of the solution."
Senator Tim Johnson recently told us the right to bear arms should be on a case by case basis, especially when considering clip size. "The legal restrictions that are there. And one size doesn't fit all. For some states the clip size is irrelevant and for others it's a big deal."
And Congresswoman Kristi Noem just released a statement, saying Americans shouldn't be talking simply about guns. She says "If we want to have a positive impact on increasing safety in our schools and communities, we should focus on mental illness and the violence that is so prevalent in our culture."