Former CIA Director John Brennan called for a ban on semi-automatic weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines.
Brennan, who served in the Obama administration, made his comments in a tweet posted Wednesday. It came after two mass shootings left 31 people dead in Ohio and Texas.
Brennan wrote: “Dayton & El Paso tragedies underscore the need to: – ban semiautomatic weapons & high-capacity ammunition magazines; – end hate speech that incites violence; -return moral, honest, & competent leadership to the Oval Office. We live in 21st century America; let’s act like it.”
The Washington Free Beacon noted Brennan also called for a ban on semi-automatic weapons after 17 people were shot and killed last year at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.