GOP Support for Assault Weapons Ban Grows

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I believe the number's up to twelve now.

More on the way...

Rep. Pete King is the first Republican to sign on to the assault weapons ban

WASHINGTON — An assault weapons ban that Democratic leaders have been reluctant to advance despite strong support among their rank-and-file members in the House just got its first Republican backer — Long Island Rep. Pete King.
“They are weapons of mass slaughter,” King said shortly after his backing became public on Congress’
“I don’t see any need for them in everyday society,” King said.
The Assault Weapons Ban of 2019 was rolled out in February by Rep. David Cicilline (D-R.I.), with 190 other Democrats onboard. An additional 11 lawmakers signed on after mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, left dozens of people dead and many more injured, with King being among the most recent.

King had been the lead sponsor of a bill improving background checks when Republicans controlled the House and was already one of a handful of Republicans backing that bill now.
He had already been considering the assault weapons ban, but the shootings in Ohio and Texas raised the level of urgency.
 
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Without Congress amending the 2nd amendment, assault rifle bans etc.. will no doubt (pardon the pun) get shot down in the Supreme Court.
 

Rev. Hellh0und

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Meanwhile, in the cities in the states these reps represent more people are killed every single day, why doesnt king and crew and democrats as well, put effort into where the trouble is?