Gun Group Raps Heidi Heitkamp for Comments
gun control group is taking out ads attacking newly-elected Democratic Sen. Heidi Heitkamp for labeling gun control proposals under discussion by President Barack Obama’s administration “extreme.”
“Shame on you, Senator Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND) for telling the country on Sunday that the Obama Administration’s response to Newtown — which may include universal background checks and a ban on assault rifles and high-capacity ammunition magazines — is ‘extreme,’” the ads, paid for by the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, read.
“In truth, 74% of NRA members support criminal background checks on all gun buyers. And a ban on assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines could have prevented the loss of precious lives at Newtown, Oak Creek, Aurora, Tucson and Virginia Tech. Blocking common-sense solutions that would keep military-style weapons out of dangerous hands? Now THAT is extreme.”