Ivey DeJesus, The Patriot News
Just hours before President Obama unveils proposals for executive measures that would impose stricter policies on gun control, U.S. Sen. Bob Casey, D-Pa., said proposals to ban assault weapons and high-capacity magazine clips would not infringe on gun owners’ rights.
He also said that an assault weapons ban would not have an “adverse impact” on important considerations for Pennsylvanians:
“One, the basic right to protect yourself and purchase a gun if you need to protect your family,” Casey said. “And two, the hunting tradition we have in Pennsylvania, which is strong and a part of the community and state, really a part of the family. Neither will be impacted when it comes to these two measures and may not be adversely affected when it comes to other measures we might vote in future.”