Montana Gov. Steve Bullock said Sunday morning he’d support a ban on semiautomatic firearms.
On CNN’s “State of the Union” with Jake Tapper, the host asked Bullock, a Democrat, if he would support such a ban. “You know, I would, Jake,” Bullock said.
“If we really step back for a minute, I think most folks, be it in Montana or elsewhere, that are firearms owners want to keep themselves and their families safe.”
Semiautomatic firearms have been used in mass shootings around the country, including a school shooting in Parkland, Florida, earlier this year that killed 17. After that shooting, many in Bullock’s party have called for a ban and introduced legislation to do so.
On Sunday morning, Ronja Abel, a spokeswoman for Bullock, said the governor sees a ban on assault rifles as protecting safety while preserving the rights of gun owners.
“Gov. Bullock is doing what most Americans are right now — reflecting on how we got to the point where mass shootings are a common event — and trying to find a way to stop it,” Abel said. “Like many Montanans, Bullock is a gun owner and a hunter and he personally doesn’t see the need for these kinds of firearms for hunting or personal safety.
“There are things we can do to keep guns out the hands of people who shouldn’t have them without taking privately owned weapons from those who legally own them.”
Is he too stupid to know what semi-automatic means? Or does he really want to ban all firearms except revolvers, pump action shotguns, and lever and bolt action rifles? I think we know he is not stupid, so………….