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.