Last night, CNN held a town hall discussion with those affected by the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting, Florida officials, and an NRA rep. In attendance was Senator Marco Rubio, who had some things to say about the recently proposed and rejected assault weapons ban. He specifically mentioned “plastic handle grips” as loopholes that made the ban superfluous, but what was he talking about exactly? If you didn’t see the town hall, you can watch the whole thing in the YouTube video embedded above. Or, you can read the full transcript here. At one point early on, Fred Guttenberg, the father of one of the students murdered in the shooting, confronted Rubio for going against the proposed state ban on many semiautomatic guns and large capacity magazines. This ban included popular models like the Kalashnikov AK-47, Sig Sauer MCX, and several versions of the AR-15, the type of rifle used by Nikolas Cruz to kill 17 people last week. Here’s how Rubio responded: “But I want to explain to you for a moment the problem with the law that they call the Assault Weapon’s Ban. And if you’ll give me — and indulge me for a minute to explain… Read full this story
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