(Des Moines) Iowa Senator Tom Harkin says he’d support a call to reinstate an assault weapons ban. Senator Diane Finestine is pr0posing legislation to the effect, in light of the school shooting in Connecticut.
“If it is something I voted on before in 1994 when I voted for an assault weapon ban and I voted in the recent past to reinstitute it so of course I would support it,” stated Harkin.
The Iowa Democrat says he’d also support increasing background checks for those purchasing all weapons, noting it seems easier to get a driver’s license than guns.
December 21, 2012