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Assault weapons ban won’t be in Dems’ gun bill



WASHINGTON — The sponsor of a proposed assault weapons ban says Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has told her that the ban will not be part of the initial gun control measure the Senate will debate next month.
California Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein says that instead of being included in the measure, the ban will be offered as an amendment.
The decision, which was expected, means that the ban seems to stand little chance of surviving because of expected solid opposition from Republicans and likely defections from some moderate Democrats.
The ban was one of four gun control measures approved this month by the Senate Judiciary Committee.
The others would expand required federal background checks for firearms buyers, increase federal penalties for illegal gun trafficking and boost school safety money.





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