US 'assault rifle' ban unlikely after Maine shooting, despite Congressman's shift

Posted on AllSides October 27th, 2023
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The latest mass shooting in the United States, which killed 18 people in Maine, prompted U.S. Representative Jared Golden, whose constituents died in the massacre, to reverse his opposition to a ban on assault-style weapons.

But his change of heart does not change the equation in Washington, where President Joe Biden's push to reinstate a ban of such guns has been a non-starter for Republicans who control the House of Representatives and back gun rights.

Golden, a conservative Democrat who represents a district that supported then-President Donald Trump in the...

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https://www.reuters.com/world/us/maine-shooting-changes-congress-members-mind-assault-rifle-ban-not-math-2023-10-27/

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