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Newtown Gun Control Group Pushes ‘Assault Weapons’ Ban After Shotgun Attack

The gun control group Newtown Action Alliance reacted to Thursday’s shotgun/handgun attack at Perry High School by pushing for an “assault weapons” ban.

Breitbart News reported that a 17-year-old student at the Perry, Iowa, high school opened fire shortly after 7:30 a.m., killing one student and wounding others before killing himself. The 17-year-old was armed with a shotgun and a handgun.

Newtown Action Alliance responded to the attack with a post on X which said in part, “We can prevent these school shootings if Congress passes the assault weapons ban.”

An “assault weapons” ban would not have prohibited sales of handguns and pump shotguns and, therefore, would not have hindered Thursday’s attack in any way.

Newtown Action Alliance pushed other gun controls as well, including gun storage requirements and laws. However, as it is still unknown how or where the 17-year-old acquired the guns used in the attack, it is unclear how any additional gun control would have helped.


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