Banning assault weapons takes greater than pledges of assist

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Susan Younger is the Bangor Each day Information opinion editor.

Ban assault weapons. It’s a seemingly easy and, after final month’s horrific taking pictures in Lewiston, more and more well-liked concept. I assist it, as does the Bangor Each day Information editorial board. Maine 2nd District Rep. Jared Golden made headlines when he switched his place to assist a ban on assault rifles after the horrific occasions in Lewiston, the place he lives. He gained additional consideration for the bizarre step, not less than for a politician, of acknowledging he was mistaken earlier than in opposing a ban and requested for forgiveness for that stance.

However, how do you ban assault weapons? Easy, some would say. You simply go a legislation banning them.