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Coalition to Stop Gun Violence
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SEPTEMBER 10, 2004
2:31 PM
CONTACT:  Coalition to Stop Gun Violence
Blaine Rummel (202) 408-7560 x118
 
CSGV Lauds Kerry Remarks on Assault Weapons Ban
 

WASHINGTON - September 10 - The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence (CSGV) today lauded Democratic presidential nominee John Kerry for calling for an extension of the federal assault weapons ban.

Speaking at a town hall meeting in St. Louis, MO, Senator Kerry said ";Every law enforcement officer in America doesn't want us selling assault weapons in the streets of America, but George Bush, he says, 'Well, I'm for that.'"

Kerry voted to extend the ban on March 2, 2004. During the 2000 campaign, President Bush said he supported the ban, but has done nothing to save it.

Josh Horwitz, Executive Director of the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, had this to say: "John Kerry is the only candidate willing to stand up for law enforcement, and against a gun lobby that is increasingly out of touch with the public and mainstream gun owners."

George W. Bush tells the American people to trust what he says. But with the expiration of the assault weapons ban, the President is flip flopping and breaking his four-year promise on this important public safety issue.

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