Maine Congressman Reverses his Opposition to Assault Weapons Ban
Rep. Jared Golden said he regretted his past opposition to assault weapons ban
At a news conference in his hometown Thursday evening in Lewiston, Rep. Jared Golden, a Democrat who had enjoyed an A+ rating from gun rights advocates, said he regretted his past opposition to an assault weapons ban and said he would now support a ban.
At least 18 people were killed and 13 injured Wednesday night in deadly shootings in Maine.
“The time has now come for me to take responsibility for this failure, which is why I now call on the United States Congress to ban assault rifles, like the one used by the sick perpetrator of this mass killing in my hometown of Lewiston, Maine,” said Golden, who represents a largely rural district that includes Lewiston.
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