Doug Jones Says He Doesn’t Support Assault Weapons Ban


Alabama's recently elected Democratic Senator, Doug Jones, said on ABC's "This Week" Sunday that he does not support an assault weapons ban.

After Jones told hostĀ George Stephanopoulos what gun measures he would support, such as changing the age minimum to purchase pistols, Jones was asked if he would go even farther.

"Your colleague, Senator Mark Warner of Virginia, has now come around to the idea we have to try again on the assault weapons ban. Can you go that far?" Stephanopoulos said of Warner's about-face on the idea of an "assault-style weapons" ban.

"I'm not sure I can go that far just yet, George," Jones said. "We've got to get done what I think can be done right now."

He reiterated that he wants to focus on areas where there can be bipartisan agreement on gun regulation.

"I really don't believe that a gun ban is feasible right now," Jones said about an assault weapons ban.

Conor Beck

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Conor Beck is a Media Analyst for the WFB. He's previously written for The College Fix, Life News, and was a Student Free Press Association Fellow for The Weekly Standard. He graduated from Rice University in 2017.

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