Grassley suggests openness to gun control idea
January 11th, 2013
04:20 PM ET

Grassley suggests openness to gun control idea

Sen. Chuck Grassley, a conservative Republican from Iowa, suggested Friday he may be open to a limited form of gun control - restricting the size of gun magazines - if that legislation does not violate the Constitutional protection of gun rights.

"I think that's a whole different issue and it can maybe be dealt with without violating the Second Amendment, but I want to see the legislation," Grassley told Iowa Public Television in an interview Friday.

But he reaffirmed his opposition to reinstating the assault weapons ban that Congress passed in 1994.

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  1. Hide Behind

    American citizens kill innocents, nice little boys and girls the pride and joy of american mommy and daddys ;the drone is so we don't let them be in harms wayBeing used in Phillipines, wire news to you bot, and in Indonesia the old El Salvador plan is set in motion as US trained armed and led militias go hacking away at not Al Q but a smaller boogy man.
    While at home the blood we cheerfully spill everywhere we can is not talked about but getting rid of the guns and crotch appeal are worth fighting for.

    January 11, 2013 at 11:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dianne

      What? Is English not your first language ordo you have a random word generater going?

      January 12, 2013 at 5:38 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Hide Behind

    The bill that was passed making gasoline stations to having service people there was done to help employment NOT FOR SAFETY ALONE
    Today North, South and East states that do not require service people have higher gas prices on the average.

    January 12, 2013 at 12:16 am | Report abuse |
    • Semore

      A communist,a Muslim, and an illegal alien walk into a bar. The bartender says "hello Mr.President".

      January 12, 2013 at 4:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • SNL

      In a private airplane were 4 people: Barack Obama, a priest, a baseball player and a child. One of the plane's engines was on fire, then the captain says: "There are 4 parachutes, one for me and the others are yours", and he jumps out of the plane. 

      Obama takes one and says:
      "I am the smartest and most truthful president of the world, so I have the right to use one!!" and jumps out of the plane. 

      Then, the baseball player says: "I'm going to take another because USA is going to need my home-runs". He grabs another chute and jumps out of the plane.
      Then, the priest says to the child: "How is it that there are still two chutes in the plane?" 

      The child says calmly: "it's because the smartest and most truthful president of the world took my backpack".

      January 12, 2013 at 5:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • s kel

      A Semore and a SNL were at a gun support rally . Semore said I can play with a weapon shoot myself and wont feel pain. He does and true to his word drops without a scream. SNL trys it and the same thing happens! People are suprised!How did that happen? Well both were Fox news follwers who told them guns were safe reguardless of how you handle dont belive faux news!

      January 12, 2013 at 8:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • Lol

      I have to go to the bathroom and take an s kel. She sure is stinky

      January 13, 2013 at 12:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sheila

      at least seemores made sense and was Truelly funny s kel.

      January 13, 2013 at 1:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • s kel

      Im sitting writing this while taking a Large lol, it was not ment to be a joke but what I really want to see happen tl semore and snl! Stupid people.

      January 13, 2013 at 5:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • s kel

      im DEAD set on what I want to see happen to SNL and SEZMORE!

      January 14, 2013 at 10:08 am | Report abuse |
  3. tdtopic

    It yous to be that politics was about working out issues from different points of view, and coming up with solution, A sort of give and take. When maybe you would give a little to get a little and Yes you would never get everything you wanted. But Now Sen Grassely has proven that politics is more about caving into political pressures and media bias then having any core conviction. Today's politicians are so easily persuaded and are more interested in by self-preservation then what they think is right. So pat him on the back republicans because the reason Sen Grassley has gone against his believes is self-preservation and a fear of being hated by they media. He has lost our respect and has gained little else.


    January 12, 2013 at 8:50 am | Report abuse |
  4. Banasy

    I want some pitza.

    January 12, 2013 at 2:08 pm | Report abuse |
  5. saywhat

    More than 3700 innocent people including women & children killed by drones and counting@Dianne.

    January 12, 2013 at 2:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dianne

      Yes and Philip wants to drone US citizens, @saywhat. What kind of person wants that??

      January 12, 2013 at 5:41 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Ashley

    I dont think that gun control will stop those sick peole from killing others. If you take away guns then the will resort to other things such as boms,knives,gases,etc. No matter what the government does or out laws no sick person who thinks of robbing a bank so he or she can have money,will stop until there are more jobs for people to make money. Thats a big reason why people do all of this.

    January 12, 2013 at 7:39 pm | Report abuse |
  7. the prophet

    How Radical Islam is Destroying the West from Within read it by Bruce Bower

    January 12, 2013 at 8:40 pm | Report abuse |
  8. chrissy

    Lol @ little mister, yup superman is your best choice as dazzle is a newlywed and i am celibate and am going to remain that way.

    January 12, 2013 at 10:50 pm | Report abuse |
  9. ronvan

    Well, the NRA has stated that there will be NO ban on assault rifles! Sounds like they have alreadly talked, paid, their stooges, OUR "elected children" on how to vote!

    January 14, 2013 at 9:27 am | Report abuse |
  10. johnny gee

    He just lost my support.... the magazine is part of the gun.. without it it will not function. Limit it and you limit the gun... He's turning left...

    January 14, 2013 at 9:53 am | Report abuse |
  11. Chrissy

    I cannot believe people are still stuck on that TRUMPed claim that Obama is not a natural citizen! How many times must it be proven to you?

    January 14, 2013 at 11:31 pm | Report abuse |
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