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Lawmakers call for change after 6 Philadelphia officers shot

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Lawmakers call for change after 6 Philadelphia officers shotWFMZ's Julia Rose reports

Lawmakers call for change after 6 Philadelphia officers shot

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Well the shooting in philadelphia is on the minds of lawmakers across the state on the local and federal level, everyone has slightly different views on gun control the one thing that they agreed on is that something must be done to keep guns out of the hands of violent criminals.

>>wfmz is julia rose has more on that.

In response to the gunfire that rang out in north philadelphia wednesday calls for change rang out inside city hall.

>>we can and must do more to protect our officers and all of our citizens.

>>philadelphia mayor jim kenney along with other city and state lawmakers demanded reforms and regulations to gun laws we don't see change.

>>gun violence will continue to ravage our communities and tear families apart we've got to start with figuring out ways of getting guns at the hands of people like that are who shot 6 officers yesterday the disgust and anger of local leaders echoed by federal lawmakers, including president donald trump who tweeted about the violent incident.

>>writing in part, the philadelphia shooter should never have been allowed to be on the streets.

He had a long and very dangerous criminal record.

>>it's about time.

We have a debate on the floor of the united states senate, not simply in a background check bill.

But also on a bill that deals with the weapon itself.

>>philadelphia's police commissioner says the suspected gunman 36 year-old murray's hill had a military-style a r 15 and a handgun which he used to fire rounds for hours.

Some senators spoke specifically about those a r 15 state ban on military-style assault weapons.

>>to me released a statement reading in part.

The shooter who attempted to murder bray philadelphia police officers yesterday is a convicted felon who had no right to possess a firearm we can do more to strengthen our gun safety laws and better protect law enforcement.

Julia rose 69 news.

As julia mention, philadelphia, police commissioner richard ross says the suspect maurice hill had a military-style air 15 handgun on him, ross as police still didn't have access to the crime scene yesterday afternoon because of the tear gas that they used he's not sure of hillhead other weapons inside hill has not been charged

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