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Heitkamp Still a ‘No’ on Gun-Control

As Democrats continue to mull another gun-control bill, one of the Democrats who voted against the earlier version hasn’t changed her mind. “I have not seen any proposals that would cause me to change my position,” North Dakota’s Heidi Heitkamp said.

She encouraged focusing on the “root causes” of gun violence, such as mental illness and low levels of gun-crime prosecutions, rather than widening the system of background checks.

Heitkamp was one of four Democrats who voted against the Manchin-Toomey gun-control bill in April. The bill’s advocates leveled criticism at Heitkamp, who was elected in the 2012 cycle, because she was six years away from any potential backlash from voters at the polls in her rural, red state.

“I have spent a lot of time in our state and listened to many North Dakotans, before and after the vote,” Heitkamp said. “I am confident in my position.”

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