Police push for background checks on gun purchases
‘‘You’re not going to get 100 percent of people to agree on anything as it relates to gun control, and we’re no different, but a majority of people in the room recognize that something needs to be done,’’ he said. ‘‘This was not just a passing thing as far as the president and vice president are concerned. This is something that they are determined to keep in front of the American people until they get something passed.’’
While the assault weapons ban was not a major focus of the White House meeting, participants say it was discussed at length at a later meeting with Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., who sponsored a ban in 1994 that lasted for a decade and last week introduced a renewal of the ban in Congress.
‘‘I would say her message was not well received overall by the group,’’ Stanek said. ‘‘Everyone has an opinion on it one way or another.’’
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