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Assault weapons ban update: Senate committee holds hearing on proposed ban
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Assault weapons ban update: Senate committee holds hearing on proposed ban

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[Image: WPTV_AR-15_rifle_assault_ammunition_bull...20_240.JPG]It may be politically quixotic, but Sen. Dianne Feinstein proceeded undeterred Wednesday in seeking an updated version of the assault weapons ban she sponsored in 1994 that expired a decade later.

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Quote:"In Congress, some influential Democrats join virtually all Republicans in opposing, or at least questioning, a renewed ban on semi-automatic weapons like the Bushmaster AR-15-style rifle used in the Newtown shootings.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, who gets high marks from the NRA for his opposition to past gun control efforts, has indicated support for expanding background checks but refuses to endorse a new weapons ban.

According to Reid, a bill from the Judiciary Committee was unlikely to include an updated weapons ban, but he would allow a vote on the provision during floor debate.

Such a vote would amount to Feinstein's last stand on the issue."
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Well, the 1994-2004 ban did nothing to reduce crime, so another will do just the same.

This is political theater.
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RE: Assault weapons ban update: Senate committee holds hearing on proposed ban
When it comes to constituents, I think all the politicians on the Hill are keen actors in political theater.
I've sat in on a few sessions at the local legislative hall. One can almost see how all the issues were decided behind closed doors long before the members got on the floor to make their arguments.
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