The point is control.
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Virgnia Democratic gubernatorial nominee Terry McCauliffe did not want to tell reporters if he supports the passage of an “assault weapons” ban (AWB) in the commonwealth of Virginia. When asked by Breitbart News, he replied, “What I said in Virginia, what we ought to do–and I’m a strong supporter of the second amendment–I’m a gun owner. I take two of my sons hunting and skeet shooting. I think there are reasonable things we can do.”