Rep. Young: Supports Banning of Assault Weapons

Contact: Rep. Young (608) 266-3786

(Madison) – State Representative Leon D. Young supports Dick’s Sporting Goods banning of sales of assault-style weapons. They are the nation’s largest sporting goods retailer. They come to this decision in wake of the numerous mass public shootings that have occurred recently, that resulted in many lives being taken and people suffering critical injury.

Dick’s Sporting Goods also ended its sales of high-capacity magazines and sales of guns to people under 21 years old. Walmart is also banning sales of guns to people younger than 21.

“The time is now to act on stricter gun control for assault magazines and sales to people younger than age 21. Hopefully this can help deter the mass killing of people by high powered assault style weapons.”