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Alcee Hastings calls for stronger gun control laws in wake of Miami-Dade cop shooting

Rep. Alcee L. Hastings decried the shooting death of two Miami-Dade police officers today -- saying the "tragic and senseless deaths " underscore the need for stronger gun control measures.

"The lessons learned from this shooting, and that of the tragedy in Tucson, are staring us in the face and we need to take action to address the ludicrous availability of guns in this country," said Hastings, a co-sponsor of H.R. 263, the Fire Sale Loophole Closing Act introduced by Congressman Gary Ackerman and H.R. 308, the Large Capacity Ammunition Feeding Device Act introduced by Congresswoman Carolyn McCarthy.