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Scott Brown of Massachusetts on Wednesday became the first sitting Republican senator to voice support for a federal assault weapons ban after the Newtown, Conn., shootings.

Brown failed to win re-election in November, however, and won’t be in Congress to vote on gun legislation.

“As a state legislator in Massachusetts, I supported an assault weapons ban thinking other states would follow suit. But unfortunately they have not and innocent people are being killed,” Brown told Massachusetts paper the Republican on Wednesday. “As a result, I support a federal assault weapons ban, perhaps like the legislation we have in Massachusetts."
And probably not the last.

Scott Brown becomes first Republican to back federal assault weapons ban
 

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RINO if there ever was one. besides - he could vote with the Dems on everything at this point - no harm - he's gone.
 

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He's no longer a law maker so hopefully his opinion doesn't matter, kinda think the media is reaching there to find a "republican" that is backing this. Also Massachusets like Conneticut already has strict gun laws. The gun laws in Conneticut did not prevent this because the murderer had no respect for the law, if you will break 43 laws you will break 53 laws. So more gun control laws wouldn't have prevented this, however some new mental health regulations may have. JMHO.
 

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Depending on a cabinet post for Kerry we might be saying...."He's Back". They'll have to eventually run a special election (How he got in to begin with) to fill the vacancy and he is a Tea Party darling.
 

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SigPro2340 said:
Depending on a cabinet post for Kerry we might be saying...."He's Back". They'll have to eventually run a special election (How he got in to begin with) to fill the vacancy and he is a Tea Party darling.
Brown for Kerry, I'll take that trade on 95% of the issues. He's from Mass, really won't expect any less from arguably the most liberal state in the Union.
 

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Depending on a cabinet post for Kerry we might be saying...."He's Back". They'll have to eventually run a special election (How he got in to begin with) to fill the vacancy and he is a Tea Party darling.
Any change in gun control laws will not be determined by votes in the US Senate.

Brown is a non issue in the gun control issue.
 

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<span style="font-style: italic"> he is a Tea Party darling. </span>



Not so much. The bloom is gone. He didn't measure up on to many issues.Standing up to the TP and saying he was going to represent his constituents over the party didn't play well either.
 

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Al this will do is damage his chances of winning a vote for Kerry's seat. He already lost his own seat this past election.
 

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A liberal from Mass supported gun control? How unusual. He's gonna be looking for a new job come next congress in Jan anyways. The house better stand up and defend the citizens right to defend ourselves...It has nothing to do with hunting.
 
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