Jim Himes: I Don’t Believe There Should Be a Ban on Every Semi-Automatic Rifle

‘No, I don’t believe there should be a ban on every semi-automatic rifle sold in America’

Himes: There Should Not Be a ‘Ban on Every Semi-Automatic Rifle’ (The Washington Free Beacon)

Rep. Jim Himes (D., Conn.) on Friday declared opposition to a hypothetical ban on all semi-automatic rifles after the idea was applauded at a CNN town hall earlier this week.

"Do you think there should be a ban on every semi-automatic rifle sold in America? Yes or no?" CNN's Pamela Brown asked Himes.

"No, I don't believe there should be a ban on every semi-automatic rifle sold in America," Himes said.

The question of a sweeping ban on all semi-automatic rifles arose after CNN's Wednesday town hall held in the wake of the Parkland, Fla. mass shooting. During the town hall, Sen. Marco Rubio (R., Fla.) argued that when you start looking at banning particular so-called assault weapons, it becomes clear you would have to ban every semi-automatic weapon.

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