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Nolan On Assault Weapons Ban: It’s ‘Common Sense’

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MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Debt and deficit will dominate the start of the new congressional term. But in the meantime, many in Washington are also pushing for laws to make the country safer through gun legislation.

New Minnesota Congressman Rick Nolan was on CBS’s “Face the Nation” on Sunday, where he said that an assault weapons ban is “common sense legislation.”

“I’m a hunter. Believe in second amendment rights. But you know what? I don’t need an assault weapon to shoot a duck,” Nolan said. “And I think they ought to be banned, and I think we need to put a ban on the amount of shells you can carry in a magazine, and I think we have to strengthen our background checks.”

Other lawmakers on the roundtable told host Bob Schieffer they can’t support anything that violates the Bill of Rights.

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