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December 17, 2012


Warner Wants Action on Assault Weapons

Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA) says he's taking a new perspective on gun control since Friday's mass shooting at a Connecticut elementary school, the Washington Post reports.

Said Warner: "I've been a strong supporter of Second Amendment rights. I've got an A rating from the NRA. But the status quo isn't acceptable. I've got three daughters. They asked me on Friday evening, 'Dad, what are you gonna do about this?' There's got to be a way to put reasonable restrictions, particularly as we look at assault weapons, as we look at these fast clips of ammunition."

Sen. Joe Machin (D-WV) took a similar position earlier today.

First Read: "But no Republican leader - so far - has joined this Democratic chorus in calling for stricter control of guns in the aftermath of the Newtown massacre."














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