Castor calls for assault weapon ban, closing ‘gun show loophole’

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Dec 17, 2012 Comments Off on Castor calls for assault weapon ban, closing ‘gun show loophole’ Wes Hodge

Reacting to the Newtown massacre, U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor says Congress should act immediately to ban assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines, and close the “gun show loophole.”

“We simply cannot tolerate this type of violence any longer,” Castor said in a news release today. “There is no reason people need access to assault weapons and high-capacity magazines. Common sense regulation is appropriate. It is time for us as a Congress and as a nation to take swift action. Congress should consider and pass the assault weapons ban this week.

“I hope this tragedy is a wake-up call,” she added.

Castor is a co-sponsor of two gun-related bills.

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