Republican Congressman Says He Would Vote for an Assault Weapons Ban

Posted on AllSides May 30th, 2022
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A Republican U.S. congressman on May 27 said he would vote for a ban of so-called assault weapons.

“I want to be completely transparent of where I am in Congress,” said Rep. Chris Jacobs (R-N.Y.). “If an assault weapons ban bill came to the floor that would ban something like an AR-15, I would vote for it.”

Democrats for years have tried getting such a ban reimposed.

The Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act included a ban on some semi-automatic guns, which it defined as assault weapons. But the ban...

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