“In the wake of the Sandy Hook shootings, we are all looking for answers to the prevalence of criminal violence in our nation. I look forward to a serious and thoughtful debate on the President’s proposals. Unfortunately, many of the President’s ideas focus more on restricting the 2nd Amendment rights of law-abiding Americans, rather than curbing illegal gun violence. I believe these measures will create a false sense of security, and do little to solve the underlying causes of these violent acts”
His office has not responded to a question asking specifically if he would vote against bans on assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines.