“Innocent people are being killed”, Scott Brown becomes first Republican to back fed assault weapons ban



The same Republican who crossed the aisle to help Democrats pass the Financial Regulatory bill is now crossing the aisle once again to voice his support for the assault weapons ban because he says “innocent people are being killed”:

YAHOO NEWS – Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown on Wednesday became the first sitting Republican senator to voice support for a federal assault weapons ban following the Newtown, Conn., shooting.

Brown failed to win reelection in November, however, and won’t be in Congress to vote on gun legislation.

“As a state legislator in Massachusetts I supported an assault weapons ban thinking other states would follow suit. But unfortunately they have not and innocent people are being killed,” Brown told Massachusetts paper The Republican on Wednesday. “As a result, I support a federal assault weapons ban, perhaps like the legislation we have in Massachusetts.”

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