Assault weapon

House Democrats voted in favor of reinstating a ban that had been put in place in the '90s but had been allowed to expire.
The Colorado Republican appears to care more about chickens than children.
The Republican governor expressed a willingness to "at least have a conversation" about age restrictions.
“Can we stop all of it? No. Can we mitigate it? Certainly. And we should be doing that now," the Illinois Republican said of gun violence following last week's mass shooting.
"Don't tell me that guns aren't the problem, people are. I'm sick of hearing it," tweeted Brownsville Bishop Daniel Flores.
Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-La.) floated a feral case for unfettered access to AR-15 assault-style rifles, a weapon of choice for mass killers.
A California bill would allow private citizens to go after gun makers in the same way Texas allows them to target abortion providers.
California's governor said Judge Roger Benitez, who recently overturned the state's assault weapons ban, "writes press releases on behalf of" the gun industry.
California Gov. Gavin Newsom condemned the decision, calling it “a direct threat to public safety and the lives of innocent Californians, period."
“The New York Post does not see this as a conservative or liberal issue — it’s an issue of life and death," the tabloid's editorial board wrote in an op-ed.