Democrats including Greg Fischer and Jesse Jackson call for restrictions on assualt weapons

09/07/2012 12:53 PM

CHARLOTTE — Throughout the Democratic National Convention, several Democratic speakers, such as Montana Governor Brian Schweitzer, stressed their support for the 2nd Amendment.

But some Democrats said the right to bear arms doesn’t extend to military assault weapons, such as those that were used in the deadly shooting in Aurora, Colo., in July.

Rev. Jesse Jackson said this week that automatic assault weapons should be banned.

“Military assault weapons — there’s no place for them in a civilized society,” Jackson said.

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer, who was in Charlotte serving as Kentucky Democratic delegate, said he’d also like to see restrictions on those weapons that are used to kill many people quickly.

Fischer disagreed with those who say that crazy people will kill no matter what.

“To me that’s not a very good argument,” Fischer said.

Gov. Steve Beshear told Pure Politics in July that he didn’t know that any change of the law would have prevented the attack in Aurora and didn’t immediately plan to push for any changes to Kentucky’s gun laws.


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