Friday, April 24, 2009
Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell says he knows it's an uphill battle, but he's still pushing for gun control legislation in Pennsylvania and across the country. Members of both parties have expressed skepticism over Rendell's bill requiring handgun owners to report lost or stolen firearms. In Washington, President Obama and high-profile Democrats have said a new federal assault weapons ban isn't an urgent priority. Rendell says he understands that the economy has to be the main focus of the Obama administration but he says he still wants to keep the issue hot. Rendell says he's hoping Congress will take up a new assault weapons ban after tackling health care reform. Both Pennsylvania Senators say they'd oppose a new ban on semiautomatic weapons.