Dix Hills mom who lost son in mass shooting supports President Biden's plan to crackdown on violence
A Dix Hills mom who has been vocal in pushing for local and federal gun safety laws since losing her son to a mass shooting in Florida says she supports a new plan by President Joe Biden to combat violence.
Linda Beigel Schulman lost her son Scott Beigel in the Parkland, Florida shooting in 2018.
"Everything he talked about today is total common sense," says Schulman. "Total common sense. It hurts nobody, it helps everyone."
Part of Biden's announcement Wednesday focuses on gun crimes, including what he says is zero tolerance for gun dealers who willfully violate key existing laws and regulations.
"We'll find you, and we will seek your license to sell guns," says Biden. "We'll make sure you can't sell death and mayhem on our streets. It's an outrage. It has to end, and we'll end it period."
Andy Chernoff, of Coliseum Gun Traders in Uniondale, says licensed gun dealers already keep thorough records and follow the existing laws.
"The gun dealers, they generally don't break the laws because you know the truth is that they are held accountable, they're under scrutiny already," says Chernoff.
Biden's message drew scrutiny from Rep. Lee Zeldin who quoted the Second Amendment in a tweet Wednesday.
"We are not going to stop no matter what, and I believe President Biden is not going to stop either, " says Schulman.
The House of Representatives passed legislation back in March to expand background checks, but it has so far stalled in the Senate.