WASHINGTON (Arkansas News Bureau) – Rep. Mike Ross, a leading gun rights advocate on Capitol
Hill during 12 years in the U.S. House, threw his support Wednesday
behind efforts to ban high-capacity assault weapons in the aftermath of
the Sandy Hook school massacre.
"This is not the same America that
I grew up in, and I think it is time to address whether there really is
a legitimate need for high-capacity weapons that can shoot, you know, a
lot of rounds of ammunition," said Ross, co-chairman of the
Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus.
Ross, a Democrat, said during an interview that he has given a lot of thought to this change of heart.
think past notions that any change at all in gun laws is a foot in the
door – I think it is time we get beyond that," he said. "America has
changed. Unfortunately, it is a different place than when we were
children. And, we need some commonsense reforms."
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