Hagerty touts gun rights during Beretta tour

Hagerty touts gun rights during Beretta tour

Sen. Bill Hagerty, center right, toured Beretta’s state-of-the-art firearms manufacturing and engineering facility in Gallatin on Monday. Republicans in the U.S. Senate plan to oppose efforts to pass increased gun control measures in the wake of two recent high-profile mass shootings, Sen. Bill Hagerty said Monday in Gallatin. Hagerty, who was elected in November, condemned the killing of 18 people last month while also reiterating his support for the Second Amendment following a tour of Beretta U.S.A.’s firearms manufacturing facility. “This is a kneejerk reaction by the administration to use… the shootings as an excuse to come in and impose their agenda for more gun control legislation,” Hagerty told the Gallatin News. Last week, President Joe Biden called for a ban on assault weapons and high-capacity magazines following a shooting at a Colorado grocery store that left 10 people dead, including one police officer. His remarks also came less than one week after eight others were killed during a series of shootings at three massage parlors in Georgia. “I don’t need to wait another minute, let alone an hour, to take commonsense steps that will save the lives in the future and to urge my colleagues in the House and Senate to act,” Biden said at the White House on March 23. “We can ban assault weapons and high-capacity magazines in this country once again.” In 1994, Congress passed legislation banning the manufacture, transfer and possession of certain semiautomatic firearms along with large capacity ammunition magazines. The restrictions were […]

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