The push for universal background checks for gun purchases seems to be losing steam in the wake of the NRA’s strong lobby to forestall the efforts in Congress to hammer out gun control legislation. In a meeting with reporters Tuesday in Columbia, 6th District Congressman Jim Clyburn says while it’s highly unlikely, he would like to see stronger legislation that would include banning the sale of high-bullet volume magazines.
“Ban assault weapons; now that’s where I am. Now I’m also intelligent enough about the process to know we’re not going to get all the way there yet. But I do know that the gun culture that has developed in this country does not bode well for the future.”