U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein is up for reelection this year, facing Republican challenger Elizabeth Emken.
Belva Davis, host of KQED's This Week in Northern California, sat down with Feinstein during last week's Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina. Feinstein sounded off about Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, the Republican agenda and banning assault rifles. Feinstein said she will reintroduce a ban on assault rifles to the legislature.
"I do not believe that weapons of war belong on the streets... certainly not in the classrooms, not in the movie theaters," Feinstein said. "They are too powerful and can kill too many people."
Feinstein told Davis the Romney/Ryan ticket promotes a "radical agenda."
"I heard Romney say himself, 'I will end Planned Parenthood.' The Republican platform: No abortion under any circumstances... It's a whole different philosophy."