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story.lead_photo.caption Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California introduced legislation Thursday that would prohibit the sale or transfer of more than 150 of the most commonly owned militarystyle assault weapons and ammunition magazines that have more than 10 rounds. - Photo by AP / MANUEL BALCE CENETA

A proposed ban on sales of assault weapons would likely be an “uphill fight” and it’s possible such a ban will not be part of gun legislation that reaches the floor of the Senate, a leading advocate of the ban said Sunday.

Photo by CAROLYN KASTER / AP
Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin, chairman of the House Budget Committee and the GOP vice presidential nominee in 2012, said Sunday on NBC’s Meet the Press program that Congress should focus on the causes of violence and not the weapons alone.

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Print Headline: Assault-weapons ban hard to pass, Sen. Feinstein says

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  • NONSHEEPLE
    January 28, 2013 at 8:29 a.m.

    New York City Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly said on Face the Nation that he agreed with a ban on assault weapons, though he said the problem for large cities is concealable handguns.
    “Only 2 percent of the people we have arrested for guns in the last two years have had assault weapons,” Kelly said. “We don’t want them on the street, make no mistake about it, but the problem is the handgun.”

    Maybe people should LISTEN and THINK.. NY has constant violent crime and they only have 2% from the weapons that are being targeted.

    “We need to look beyond just recycling failed policies of the past. ... Let’s go beyond just this debate and make sure we get deeper. What’s our policy on mental illness?"
    Paul Ryan hit the nail on the head with that statement.

  • Walter
    January 28, 2013 at 10:21 a.m.

    Hypocrite!
    The liberals support abortion on demand, which probably kills thousands of children
    in their mother's wombs each year, but use the act of one deranged individual, WHO
    DID NOT USE AN ASSAULT RIFLE, who killed 20 children and 6 adults with HANDGUNS,
    who could not defend themselves because they were in a "GUN-FREE SCHOOL ZONE,
    which meant no one in the school could have a legally carried concealed firearm to
    defend the children or themselves with, because of a law this woman voted to pass,
    a woman who possesses a concealed-carry permit and carries her own concealed
    weapon FOR HER PROTECTION, wants to REMOVE all Americans' rights granted in the
    CONSTITUTION, because "SHE KNOWS WHAT'S BEST FOR AMERICA"?
    THE BEST THING WE CAN DO FOR OUR NATION IN 2014 IS VOTE "NO INCUMBENTS".

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