30 Issues: Guns

Friday, October 01, 2004 - 09:41 AM

On paper, President Bush and Senator Kerry both favor renewing the assault weapons ban. But the legislation to extend the ban has remained stalled in Congress, and Kerry says Bush isn’t doing enough to get it passed.

Both candidates are gun-owners, and Kerry has frequently made appeals to his fellow hunters.

In an Outdoor Life interview with Bush and Kerry, both were asked about their favorite firearms. Bush answered that it was his Weatherby 20 gauge. Interestingly, Kerry named a Chinese assault weapon, despite speaking up in favor of the assault weapons ban. [NYT: In Magazine Interview, Kerry Says He Owns Assault Rifle]

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