Former NRA-endorsed GOP member backs Democratic gun control

2020 NRA-endorsed Rep. Chris Jacobs (R-NY) now supports banning “assault weapons” and banning 18-20-year-olds from buying certain types of firearms.

The Buffalo News reports that Jacobs said, “If an assault weapons ban bill were introduced that would ban something like an AR-15, I would vote for it.”

He reiterated: “So I want to be clear: I would vote for it.”

On June 2, 2020, after being endorsed by the NRA, Jacobs said, “Whether it’s fighting for gun licensee confidentiality, fighting Governor Cuomo over the unconstitutional SAFE Act or to vote against red flag laws – I have always supported law-abiding gun owners. I promise to uphold this commitment to protect our rights, and Western New York gun owners can rest assured that they have an ally and a fighter for them in Congress with me.

NBC News notes that Jacobs also spoke about banning 18-20 year olds from certain gun purchases.

He said: “People can’t buy beer, they can’t buy cigarettes until they’re 21. I think it’s perfectly reasonable that the age limit at least for these highly lethal, high-capacity semi-automatic weapons should be 21.

Jacobs’ support for gun control aligns him with Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL), who spoke out Sunday in favor of banning “assault weapons.”

CNN quotes Kinzinger as saying, “Look, I opposed a ban, you know, quite recently. I think I’m open to a ban now. It’s going to depend on what it looks like because there’s a lot of nuance to what constitutes, you know, certain things.

Breitbart News reported that Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has asked Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) to work with Democrats to achieve “bipartisan” gun control.

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