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Maine Democrat calls his earlier opposition to an assault weapons ban a mistake after Lewiston shootings

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Maine Democrat calls his earlier opposition to an assault weapons ban a mistake after Lewiston shootings
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In a reversal, Democratic Rep. Jared Golden of Maine said he now supports a ban on assault-style rifles following shootings this week in his home state that left at least 18 people dead.

During a news conference Thursday, Golden discussed his previous stance on legislation largely backed by fellow Democrats that would prohibit assault weapons and said he was wrong to oppose those measures.

“I have opposed efforts to ban deadly weapons of war, like the assault rifle used to carry out this crime,” Golden said.

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