Democrat Rep. Cedric Richmond: ‘Doesn’t Make Sense’ Plastic Straws Banned, but Not ‘Assault Weapons’

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Rep. Cedric Richmond (D-LA) is baffled that cities can ban plastic straws, but Congress cannot unite to ban “assault weapons.”

He told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer, “We live in a country where we have cities…that are banning plastic straws, but we can’t ban assault weapons? I mean, that just doesn’t make sense to me.”

The Hill reported that Richmond is asking the American people to pressure their representatives and their senators to sign an “assault weapons” ban.

Richmond said, “We need the American people to join with us, especially all of these senators, including [Sen.] Mitch McConnell [R-Ky.], who’s up for reelection, and let him know that this is our will and if you stand in the way of it, we will get it done with you or without you.”

On August 16, 2019, Breitbart News reported that House Judiciary Committee chairman Jerry Nadler (D-NY) is reconvening his committee a week before the rest of Congress to work on gun control. One of the gun controls Nadler specifically mentioned is an “assault weapons” ban.

AWR Hawkins is an award-winning Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News and the writer/curator of Down Range with AWR Hawkins, a weekly newsletter focused on all things Second Amendment, also for Breitbart News. He is the political analyst for Armed American Radio. Follow him on Twitter: @AWRHawkins. Reach him directly at awrhawkins@breitbart.com. Sign up to get Down Range at breitbart.com/downrange.

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