Jonathan Rothschild: “No civilian needs an assault weapon, or extended magazines, for hunting or protection.”

by David Safier

Add Tucson Mayor Rothschild to the list of people who have made forceful statements about the need for common-sense gun laws.

In an op ed in today's Star, Rothschild hits all the right notes. After evoking the memories of the children and adults killed at an elementary school, he continues:

We cannot bring them back.

All we can do is work to prevent something like this from happening again.

In a horrible coincidence, that same day, a man attacked 22 children at an elementary school in China. All survived. Their attacker was wielding a knife.

We must act to reduce gun violence in this country. I support our president in calling for meaningful action.

No civilian needs an assault weapon, or extended magazines, for hunting or protection.

These weapons are designed to kill people – many people, at once. They're designed for war.

Tucson's mayor joins the growing list of prominent people whose voices are continuing to tip the scales toward what we can only hope will be legislation to stop the spread of the most dangerous weapons on sale at our local gun stores, at gun shows and on the web.

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