Bob Casey Turns On His Gun-Loving Past, Will Vote for Assault Weapons Ban

As for much of the country, the Sandy Hook massacre proved the tipping point for Bob Casey. Long a supporter of gun rights and other quintessentially blue-collar Pennsylvania things, Casey said last month that the shootings “should haunt every public official.” A couple days after Barack Obama has officially made an assault weapons ban part of his gun control agenda, Casey has signaled he will indeed vote for such legislation. Though it’s interesting that he’s done it a day after using some pretty cautious, non-committal language. Is the anti-gun lobby proving powerful? [CBS 3]