Louisiana State Police in DC for gun violence talks - KNOE 8 News; KNOE-TV; KNOE.com |

Louisiana State Police in DC for gun violence talks

Posted: Updated:

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The superintendent of Louisiana State Police is in Washington for meetings on gun violence.

Col. Mike Edmonson said Tuesday his itinerary this week included conversations with police chiefs who have had to deal with three mass-shootings: the shootings at a Colorado movie theater where 12 died; the fatal shootings of six at a Sikh temple in Oak Creek, Wisc.; and the Newtown, Conn., school shooting where 20 children and six educators died.

Edmonson says discussions at the meeting included weaknesses in the system by which police can obtain information on guns used in crimes. He said participants reviewed various aspects of President Barack Obama's proposals on gun violence, and discussed developing a model plan to respond to mass shootings.

Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KNOE. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.