Independent Maine Senator Angus King Hesitant to Support an Assault Weapons Ban

by Colonel on January 15, 2013

“Maine freshman Sen. Angus King, an independent, on Monday expressed coolness toward the possibility of an assault weapons ban.

“The assault weapon ban is a tough one because it’s hard to define what an assault weapon is,” King said on CBS’s “CBS This Morning.” “And if we’re just defining it by what it looks like, that doesn’t do much for me. I’m much more interested in the functionality and whether that’s really a different weapon than my buddies’ semi-automatic hunting rifles.”

King, who said his home state has a strong hunting culture and also a low crime rate, called for a “comprehensive” approach to gun policy.

He said that in Maine, there are limits on the number of bullets a gun magazine can contain.

” — Katie Glueck, Copyright 2013 Politico LLC

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