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Hill Battle Brews over Assault Weapons Ban

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Hill Battle Brews over Assault Weapons Ban

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Hill Battle Brews over Assault Weapons Ban

Hill Battle Brews over Assault Weapons Ban

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Congress is weighing whether to renew a ban on certain assault-style weapons that is due to expire in September. Gun control advocates on Capitol Hill say renewal is essential, but both supporters and opponents of the ban agree that so far, it has failed to work as intended. NPR's Larry Abramson reports.