Sestak joins several other Congressmen and high-profile Pennsylvania lawmakers who have called to reinstate the ban, including Gov. Ed Rendell and Congressman Patrick Murphy (D-8).
The push to ban assault weaponsÂ has elicited strong reactions from Pennsylvaniaâ€™s pro-gunners, who believe that the ban is too expansive, containing too many guns to make it reasonable. Sestakâ€™s ban calls to reassess the definition of â€œsemi-automation weaponâ€ to include conversion kits, which are used to convert firearms into semi-automatic weapons, as well as any semiautomatic rifle or pistol that can accept a detachable magazine clip.
It’s bewildering to me that in a county with as many gun clubs as ours has, and who has such a strong contingent of people in it who work in the trades, and other types of skilled blue collar work, typically the type of people who tend to support gun rights, that we’re represented by a leftist Nancy-boy like Murphy.Â Let us not repeat the mistake, and impose someone like him on the rest of the state.