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Crist reaffirms support for gun control



Charlie Crist hit the book tour this week and opposition "trackers" were stopping by to say hello. In this exchange, Crist is asked about his claim that six people die each day in Florida because Gov. Rick Scott failed to expand Medicaid.

Crist is also asked about gun issues. "I think we need to enforce the 2nd Amendment. I support it," Crist said. But he said he supports more background check and smaller magazines. When it comes to an assault weapons ban, Crist looks annoyed and politely shuts down the questions.

Crist made a big shift on his views on guns in late 2012, expressing support for a renewed assault weapons ban, a size limit on ammunition clips and tougher background checks. Background story here.

[Last modified: Thursday, February 13, 2014 1:15pm]


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