House Democrat Calls for Gun Control: Cities Can Ban Plastic Straws But ‘We Can’t Ban Assault Weapons?’

‘I think banning plastic straws will save the environment; I also think that banning assault weapons will save the lives of many people’

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RUSH EXCERPT:

RICHMOND: “Look, we’re going to need the help of the American people. I believe the will of the American people can overpower obstruction in the Senate by the Senate majority leader in terms of bringing bills to the floor for a vote. Assault weapons ban, the high capacity magazines that hold the ammunition in these assault weapons and semi-automatic weapons. The overwhelming public wants to see that happen. Think about it, we live in a country where we have cities that are banning plastic straws but we can’t ban assault weapons? I mean, that just doesn’t make sense to me. Look, I think banning plastic straws will save the environment. I also think that banning assault weapons will save the lives of many people, children, mothers, sons, fathers and the list goes on. And we’ve seen that time and time again and my grandmother always told me, where there’s a will, there’s a way. We need the American people to join with us, especially all of these senators, including Mitch McConnell, who’s up for re-election and let him know that this is our will and if you stand in the way of it, we will get it done with you or without you.”

(Via the Hill)

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