On the Second Amendment, Ohio Republican Governor John Kasich appears to be evolving in real time. Worse, he may support a ban on “assault weapons,” echoing his comments about limiting the “God-darn AR-15” rifle.
“Would you feel as though your Second Amendment rights would be eroded because you couldn’t buy a God-darn AR-15?” Kasich said to CNN’s Dana Bash, responding to a friend and gun collector. “These are the things that have to be looked at. And action has to happen before – and, look, you’re never going to fix all of this, but commonsense gun laws make sense.”
If all the sudden you couldn't buy an AR-15, what would you lose? Would you feel your second amendment rights would be eroded? These are the things that have to be looked at and action has to happen. pic.twitter.com/CefKNaMKNE
— John Kasich (@JohnKasich) February 18, 2018
Kasich also altered his “Second Amendment” page on his website. The old version hailed the governor as “a strong supporter of the right to bear arms” who had “signed every pro-2nd amendment bill that has crossed his desk to defend this basic, constitutional right.”
As an Ohio Statehouse reporter, I’m wondering if you can be specific on how the Governor’s views have evolved in terms of what he now supports/opposes? And when was the decision made to take down these Second Amendment pages on his website? pic.twitter.com/au62CWt0ca
— Karen Kasler (@karenkasler) February 18, 2018
The new version admits that “Kasich supports the Second Amendment,” but adds, “As a pragmatic conservative Governor Kasich also recognizes the need for common-sense solutions to our nation’s problems.” His new page emphasizes “a dramatic increase in school shootings and mass killings — many with the use of semi-automatic weapons,” and calls for “appropriate action” such as “limiting the ability to sell weapons that have often been used in mass killings.”
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