Via The Hill:
The House Democrat elected to replace former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) on Monday said he believes the majority of National Rifle Association (NRA) members would back new gun-control laws.
“There are a lot of NRA members in this country, and we have significant evidence to suggest that they are not all opposed,” Rep. Ron Barber (D-Ariz.) said Tuesday on CNN. “In fact, there may well be a majority who are in favor of some limitations on the assault weapon availability.”
Barber recounted an anecdote about a hunter and gun enthusiast from his district who told him he would favor some gun restrictions.
“This is not about taking away people’s guns,” Barber said. “This is about preventing mass shootings and doing so through providing mental health services and reducing access to these assault weapons and the high-capacity magazines that shot us in Tucson.”