Published June 15, 2016
Every time we have a mass shooting we talk about guns. Yes, the Orlando massacre was terror, but there's no doubt Omar Mateen was able to kill so many people because he was firing an A-R-15, a military-style assault weapon. A weapon easier to buy in the state of Florida than buying a handgun.
Florida sets a 3-day waiting period for purchasing handguns, but the state mandates no waiting period for any gun that requires two hands to hold.
President Obama and gun control advocates have repeatedly called for reinstating the federal ban on semi-automatic assault weapons that expired in 2004 -- but congress has said no. So what do you think?
A recent Quinnipiac poll shows 58 percent of you support banning the sale of assault style weapons.
So here's my question today. Do we need A-R-15's to hunt and kill deer? Do we need them to protect our families? Yes, I'm in favor of people being able to carry. I think some of these mass shootings would have been less deadly if that were the case, but I’m also taking a stand today to say I’m with the majority. Can't we hold true the sanctity of the Second Amendment while still having common sense?