In Wisconsin aftermath, Menendez doubles down

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ELIZABETH – U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez, (D-NJ), jumped feet first into the gun debate – again.

Last month in the wake of the Aurora killings in a movie theater, Menendez called for stronger federal laws, and he did so today in the aftermath of shootings in Wisconsin that left six innocents dead.

Menendez said he wants a federal ban on high-capacity ammo clips and assault weapons.

“When you call an assault weapon a street sweeper, we’re not talking about cleanliness,” said the U.S. senator, running for re-election against state Sen. Joe Kyrillos, (R-13).

“The world is watching,” Menendez said. “The world is watching and asking what is going on in America.”

Menendez wants a ban on people purchasing ammo off the Internet.

“No citizen should be able to amass such an arsenal with the click of a mouse,” he said.

Doubling down from his argument last month in favor of a larger federal role, Menendez noted that 33% of the illegal guns seized in New Jersey last year came from the I-95 corridor beyond state lines.

In Wisconsin aftermath, Menendez doubles down