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South Bend mayor talks city issues, gun control, 2020 presidential race


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South Bend mayor and 2020 presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg was in the WSBT studio to talk about several local and national issues this morning, including the need for universal background checks for gun sales.

“...90 percent of Americans and 80 percent of Republicans can believe in universal background checks, and it doesn’t happen – that means something in Washington is broken.”

Buttigieg also weighed in on assault rifles.

“We had an assault weapons ban in this country in the 90s," he said. "I would like to see more research on the effect it had. I do think we need to draw a line. Look, compatible with the Second Amendment, there are some restrictions. Somewhere between a slingshot and a nuclear weapon, we’ve decided that the American people would draw a line. Whether, for example, an AR-15 is on this side or that side of the line, I’m skeptical that it belongs in our neighborhoods in peacetime, but let’s at least have a healthy national debate about what’s best for keeping our families, our homes and our schools safe.”

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Watch the rest of the interview in the video above.

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