The 11 House Dems from Trump districts who support assault weapons ban

The 11 House Dems from Trump districts who support assault weapons ban
© Greg Nash

Two mass shootings last weekend in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio that left 31 people dead have revamped debate about gun control measures in Congress.

While Democrats widely agree on several reforms, including implementing universal background checks and capping the size of magazines, the party remains divided on the viability of banning assault rifles, the types of weapons that have been used in several high-profile mass shootings, including the two last week.

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The opposition largely comes from moderate Democrats in swing district with constituents who may be uneasy banning specific weapons, but who may voice support for other measures to curtail gun violence.

Legislation that was introduced in the House in February to outlaw assault rifles currently has 196 cosponsors, all of whom are Democrats.

Here are the 11 Democrats representing districts President TrumpDonald TrumpOvernight Defense & National Security — The Pentagon's deadly mistake Overnight Energy & Environment — Presented by Climate Power — Interior returns BLM HQ to Washington France pulls ambassadors to US, Australia in protest of submarine deal MORE won in 2016 who back the measure:

Rep. Matt CartwrightMatthew (Matt) Alton CartwrightI've seen the tragedy of Camp Lejeune — we can't wait any longer to help those impacted by toxic water Democrats fret over Trump-district retirements ahead of midterms Anti-abortion group targets Democrats ahead of 2022 MORE (Pa.)

Rep. Angie Craig (Minn.)

Rep. Antonio DelgadoAntonio Ramon DelgadoSix takeaways: What the FEC reports tell us about the midterm elections Cuomo job approval drops 6 points amid nursing home controversy: poll Cuomo takes heat from all sides on nursing home scandal MORE (N.Y.)

Rep. Josh GottheimerJoshua (Josh) GottheimerCongress braces for spending fights amid threat of government shutdown Business groups aim to divide Democrats on .5T spending bill Sirota slams 'fake argument' for splitting infrastructure package, reconciliation bill MORE (N.J.) **

Rep. Lucy McBathLucia (Lucy) Kay McBathAnti-abortion group targets Democrats ahead of 2022 Moderates revolt on infrastructure in new challenge for Pelosi Everytown recruiting gun violence survivors to run for office MORE (Ga.)

Rep. Susie LeeSuzanne (Susie) Kelley LeeMORE (Nev.)

Rep. David Loebsack (Iowa) *

Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (N.Y.)

Rep. Chris PappasChristopher (Chris) Charles PappasOvernight Energy & Environment — Democrats detail clean electricity program Scott Brown's wife files to run for Congress New Hampshire Republican Matt Mowers jumps into key House race, setting up 2020 rematch MORE (N.H.) **

Rep. Max RoseMax RoseMax Rose preparing for rematch with Nicole Malliotakis: report 'Blue wave' Democrats eye comebacks after losing reelection Overnight Defense: Austin takes helm at Pentagon | COVID-19 briefing part of Day 1 agenda | Outrage over images of National Guard troops in parking garage MORE (N.Y.)

Rep. Mikie SherrillRebecca (Mikie) Michelle SherrillHouse panel approves B boost for defense budget Democrat unveils bill to allow only House members to serve as Speaker Six takeaways: What the FEC reports tell us about the midterm elections MORE (N.J.)

 

* Not seeking reelection in 2020

** Cosponsored the legislation after last weekend’s shootings