Bob Casey Now Pro-Gun Control

Bob Casey has come out forcefully in favor of a ban on assault weapons and high capacity magazine clips, marking a staggering shift for the career-long anti-gun control politician. In 2007, Casey rejected a call for new legislation after the Virginia Tech shootings, saying, “no man-made law will ever eliminate cruelty and evil from every human heart.” He made a similar comment in August, after the Aurora massacre. Now, lobbied by his wife, and he says, his conscience, he’s flipped. “The power of the weapon, the number of bullets that hit each child [in Newtown], that was so, to me, just so chilling, it haunts me,” Casey said. “It should haunt every public official. [Inquirer]