March 14, 2013 Democrats supported the measure. Republicans opposed it. The legislation is unlikely to get enough support in the full Senate to pass.
Semi-automatic assault-style rifles on display at a gun show in Chantilly, Va., in 2009.
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January 24, 2013 The legislation would effectively reinstate a ban that was in effect from 1994 into 2004. But the bill faces long odds on Capitol Hill.
January 13, 2013 David Keene said Sunday on CNN that Congress is not going to be able to pass as assault weapons ban. The comments come in the wake of a call by the White House and some lawmakers to ban assault weapons and curb the size of ammunition clips.
At the Freddie Bear Sports shop in Tinley Park, Ill., Jason Zielinski shows AR-15 style rifles to a customer.
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December 18, 2012 The president has long said he's in favor of reinstating the ban. In the wake of Friday's mass shooting at a school in Connecticut, he has now publicly given his support to Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein's effort to ban such weapons.
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