DHS Secretary: Guns are Part of Homeland Security Mike Vance June 16, 2016 News With the media worked into a frenzy due to the Orlando shootings, there will be many rash decisions made with regards to firearms. The Department of Homeland Security seems to be indicating that they will be taking on gun control. Per Politico: When it comes to protecting the United States from the threat of terrorism, gun control is now a critical component, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said Tuesday. “I am not anxious to plunge into yet another difficult, contentious issue like the ones I already have. I do believe, however, that meaningful, responsible gun control is now part and parcel of homeland security,” Johnson said on “CBS This Morning.” “It’s critical to public safety, but we have to face the fact that meaningful, responsible gun control has to be part of homeland security as well, given the prospect of homegrown, home-born violent extremism in this country. We’ve seen this now with Orlando, tragically, with San Bernardino. It’s something that I think the American public and the Congress has to face and has to address.” the Cabinet secretary charged with protecting the domestic United States, Johnson said, “I believe that meaningful, responsible gun control is part of homeland security. It is something we have to address.” I have not talked about gun control publicly at this point,” Johnson said, repeating, “I think that we have to face the facts that gun control is part and parcel of homeland security and how things are evolving." Perhaps it should be considered that the Orlando shooter worked for Homeland Security. Maybe they should get it together a bit better before they get more power. Nothing good happens when the government gets more power when everyone is in reactionary mode.