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South Florida Republican Congressman Brian Mast Predicts Washington Will Pass Meaningful Gun Laws

John McCall
South Florida Sun Sentinel
U.S. Representative Brian Mast speaks during the 18th Annual Lobsterfest in Boca Raton, Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019.

U.S. Rep. Brian Mast, who once had an “A” rating from the National Rifle Association, says Congress should — and will — pass new gun restrictions in the aftermath of the most recent mass shootings, in El Paso and Dayton.

The South Florida Republican said universal background checks would become law. And, he said, restrictions on assault weapons could pass also.

“One of the changes is that you see a lot more [Republican] representatives from across the country ... that are stepping out in ways they didn’t previously step out,” Mast said. “I’m glad to see them doing that.”

Read more at the Sun Sentinel.