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Lawmakers support ban on assault weapons

An AR-15 assault rifle

WASHINGTON – Democratic lawmakers and independent Sen. Joe Lieberman said Sunday that military-style assault weapons should be banned and that a national commission should be established to examine mass shootings in the United States.

The proposals were among the first to come from Congress in the wake of Friday’s school shooting in Newtown, Conn.

“Assault weapons were developed for the U.S. military, not commercial gun manufacturers,” Lieberman said before a vigil Sunday night in Newtown. More.

Do you support a ban on assault weapons? Why or why not?


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