The Hill reports:
Republican Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson expressed his willingness for a “conversation” on raising the minimum age to purchase a semiautomatic rifle from 18 to 21 and “AR-15-style weapons” amid fresh talks on gun reform following a deadly mass shooting in Texas last week.
Hutchinson told CNN’s John Berman on Tuesday that he supported an ongoing bipartisan dialogue between a group of U.S. senators to potentially draft new gun control legislation.
“You have to at least have a conversation about that,” said Hutchinson, a stalwart defender of the Second Amendment. The Arkansas governor is one of a growing number of Republicans who are expressing a willingness for some gun reform after the tragedy in Texas.
Read the full article. The real money quote is below.
Gov. Asa Hutchinson (R-AR) proposes arming schools after the elementary school shooting in Uvalde, Texas:
“Think about after 9/11 … we put air marshals there, we put armed guards there, we armed the cockpits … We could do the same thing with our schools.” pic.twitter.com/XZo4DkfgGp
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