Group in McGraw benefit endorses call to resurrect assault weapon ban

Famed country singer Tim McGraw has drawn criticism recently by some 2A supporters who note his close relationship with a recognized anti-gun group – Sandy Hook Promise. Chris Eger for Guns.com reports:

The group, formed in the aftermath of the 2012 Newtown school shootings that claimed the lives of 20 first-graders and six educators – but does not directly benefit the survivors – last week endorsed a call from a number of physicians and health care lobby groups that cast gun violence as a health care issue.

Among the changes proposed in the five-page paper are universal background checks for all gun transfers, medical research into causes of gun violence, and restrictions for civilian use on the manufacture and sale of large-capacity magazines and firearms…..

….Acknowledging that studies contend the ban had little impact on crime and violence, the physicians nonetheless endorsed its resurrection.

“Although evidence to document the effectiveness of the Federal Assault Weapons Ban of 1994 on the reduction of overall firearm-related injuries and deaths is limited, our organizations believe that a common-sense approach compels restrictions for civilian use on the manufacture and sale of large-capacity magazines and firearms with features designed to increase their rapid and extended killing capacity,” they wrote.

Read the rest of the story at Guns.com.