Posted August 20, 2018 7:25 pm by Comments

By Aaron Colen

In a move that could be more evidence of a 2020 presidential run, Montana Democratic Gov. Steve Bullock moved his gun stance further left by telling CNN he would support a ban on assault weapons.

Bullock, who is considered a moderate Democrat and who has, in the past, shown support for gun rights, cited safety as the reason for taking a position that could strengthen his appeal among liberal voters.

“If we really step back for a moment, I think most folks, be it in Montana or elsewhere that are firearm owners want to keep themselves and their families safe,” Bullock told CNN’s Jake Tapper on Sunday. “It’s not unlike those folks who say all these school tragedies and everything that’s been happening, what do they really want? Those same values.”

Montana Democratic Gov. Steve Bullock says he “would” support an assault weapons ban: “Everybody wants to keep themselves and their families safe” #CNNSOTU pic.twitter.com/x1ZqncR4hj

— CNN Breaking News (@cnnbrk) August 19, 2018

How has Bullock changed on gun issues?

In 2016, when Bullock was facing a challenge from Greg Gianforte, the governor highlighted past support he has received from the National Rifle Association and emphasized …Read the Rest

Source:: The Blaze

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