Rep. Dan Kildee (D-MI) told CNN host John Berman Thursday that he opposes a ban on all semi-automatic weapons cheered at the CNN town hall Wednesday evening.
Partial transcript below:
BERMAN: “What was interesting there Congressman is the crowd of several thousand people cheered wildly at the notion of banning every semi-automatic weapon. You’ve proposed a ban on assault weapons, but you don’t support a ban on every semi-automatic weapon, do you?”
KILDEE: “No, but I think the cheer gives you a sense of how frustrated people are. They want something done. My view is, let’s do what we know makes sense. Close the gun show loophole.”
BERMAN: “Congressman, I guess what I’m asking is, I think gun rights advocates point to something like that and say ‘look they do want to talk away all of our guns.’ Look, no one is talking about confiscation. I know that much. But they’ll point to that applause and say ‘all those people say ban all semi-automatic weapons. That’s too far they’ll say.”