Rep. Tenney to Newsmax: ‘Reporting Problem’ at Issue in Buffalo Shootings

The state of New York already has some of the most strict gun laws in the country, but the reporting system involved in the federal statutes “is usually the problem” in cases such as the weekend’s deadly mass shooting at a Buffalo grocery store on Saturday, Rep. Claudia Tenney told Newsmax on Monday.

“For a day and a half he was retained in a hospital setting to be evaluated for threats and mental health problems and then released,” the New York Republican said on Newsmax’s “Wake Up America” about 18-year-old Payton Gendron, who was arrested Saturday after opening fire in a grocery store located at a predominantly Black neighborhood, killing 10 people. “Why wasn’t that reported?”

Gendron reportedly bought his weapon legally, but Tenney noted that under federal law, Gendron’s mental health status and previous threats should have been reported.

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