Sherrod Brown supports White House gun control plan
Thursday, January 17, 2013
But Ohio senator unsure which way fellow lawmakers will vote.
(Cleveland) - U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown is expressing support for President Barack Obama's gun control proposals. Speaking in Cleveland, the Democrat said he is for the right to bear arms, but believes the ban on assault weapons should be renewed.
Brown contends there is no reason for citizens to own weapons with high capacity magazines that can fire multiple rounds in seconds. He also feels loopholes allowing gun buyers to dodge background checks by purchasing firearms at gun shows should be closed.
Brown tells Newsradio WTAM 1100 that he doesn't believe the Second Amendment should be tampered with but points that that former Presidents Bill Clinton and George Bush both supported a ban on assault weapons, and maintains such a law should receive bi-partisan backing.
However, Brown says at this point he can't predict which way Congress may vote on the President's proposals.
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