Author: Chelsea Hedquist, Opinion Contributor

My father voted for the 1994 assault weapons ban — Congress should do so again

The year I turned 11, in 1994, my father ran for re-election as the U.S. representative for New Hampshire’s 2nd Congressional District. This same year, he voted for a federal assault weapons ban, which changed the federal criminal code “to prohibit the manufacture, transfer, or possession of a semiautomatic assault weapon,” i.e., civilian versions of…