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Polk City Mayor: NRA Member, Lobbies for Illegal Gun Control

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives

Polk City Mayor Joe LaCascia is fresh back from a trip to D.C. where he joined other mayors across the country to lobby Congress  in favor of gun control as a member of the Mayors Against Illegal Guns coalition.

As a part of the coalition, LaCascia lobbied for bans on assault weapons and high ammunition magazines. He also lobbied for comprehensive background checks on all gun purchases.

"Quite frankly I thought everybody had to go through it but I found out that at gun shows at a private sale," he says,  "If I had a gun that I brought  to a gun show, I could sell it to another civilian who is there and just pass it over to him, take cash, and he would have my gun. And I did not think that was right."

LaCascia is a multiple gun and rifle owner himself and is a member of the National Rifle Association. He says regular people don't have a use for assault weapons.

"To think that a civilian needs a gun where you pull the trigger and could fire three shots in rapid succession with one trigger pull or fire 10 shots like a machine gun, I don't understand why we're even allowed to own them."

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