Ind. Dem Donnelly opposing assault weapons ban - Tri-State News, Weather & Sports

Ind. Dem Donnelly opposing assault weapons ban

Indiana Sen. Joe Donnelly (D) Indiana Sen. Joe Donnelly (D)

Freshman Democratic Sen. Joe Donnelly is opposing a ban on assault weapons sought by President Barack Obama.

A Donnelly spokesman told The Associated Press Wednesday that the Indiana lawmaker will vote against the ban but has not decided whether he would support universal background checks.

Donnelly represents a key bloc of moderate to conservative Democrats the president must win over. The announcement also marks a key early stance from Donnelly just a few months after winning a state that went heavily for Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney in last year's election.

Donnelly called himself "a strong supporter of the Second Amendment" in a statement issued shortly before the Senate Judiciary Committee opened a hearing featuring testimony from National Rifle Association CEO Wayne LaPierre and former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords.

(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

  • LOCALMore>>

  • breaking

    Cleanup continues after train derailment; changes for Toyota workers

    Cleanup continues after train derailment; changes for Toyota workers

    Monday, June 18 2018 7:49 AM EDT2018-06-18 11:49:19 GMT
    Train derailment on Monday morning. (Source: Indiana State Police)Train derailment on Monday morning. (Source: Indiana State Police)

    We have breaking news out of Gibson County. 

    More >>

    We have breaking news out of Gibson County. 

    More >>
  • Questions rise as adult prom is canceled

    Questions rise as adult prom is canceled

    Sunday, June 17 2018 11:38 PM EDT2018-06-18 03:38:05 GMT
    (Source: The Adult Prom Evansville 2018 "Remember the Time" Facebook)(Source: The Adult Prom Evansville 2018 "Remember the Time" Facebook)

    We are looking into an event that was canceled last minute this weekend leaving many with unanswered questions.  According to the Facebook Page "Evansville Events" an event called "The Adult Prom Evansville 2018, Remember the Time," was canceled on the day of the event.  The prom was supposed to be held at the Ramada Inn in Henderson on Saturday at 8 p.m.  The events page says tickets were $75 per couple and proceeds were to benefit the Evansville...

    More >>

    We are looking into an event that was canceled last minute this weekend leaving many with unanswered questions.  According to the Facebook Page "Evansville Events" an event called "The Adult Prom Evansville 2018, Remember the Time," was canceled on the day of the event.  The prom was supposed to be held at the Ramada Inn in Henderson on Saturday at 8 p.m.  The events page says tickets were $75 per couple and proceeds were to benefit the Evansville...

    More >>
  • Members of LGBTQ community come together for Evansville Pride March

    Members of LGBTQ community come together for Evansville Pride March

    Sunday, June 17 2018 10:47 PM EDT2018-06-18 02:47:07 GMT
    Marchers and supporters alike lit up Haynes Corner with rainbows this afternoon to make a proud declaration (WFIE)Marchers and supporters alike lit up Haynes Corner with rainbows this afternoon to make a proud declaration (WFIE)
    Marchers and supporters alike lit up Haynes Corner with rainbows this afternoon to make a proud declaration (WFIE)Marchers and supporters alike lit up Haynes Corner with rainbows this afternoon to make a proud declaration (WFIE)

    Members of the LGBTQ community came together for the first Evansville Pride March.

    More >>

    Members of the LGBTQ community came together for the first Evansville Pride March.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly