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Mon., Dec. 17, 2012, 9:45 a.m.

Lawmakers support ban on assault weapons


An AR-15 assault rifle at Brock's Gunsmithing can now have a larger clip than the previous 10 rounds. 
 (Brian Plonka / The Spokesman-Review)
An AR-15 assault rifle at Brock's Gunsmithing can now have a larger clip than the previous 10 rounds. (Brian Plonka / The Spokesman-Review)

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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Cindy Hval
Cindy Hval is a freelance columnist for the Voices neighborhood sections. Her Front Porch column appears twice a month in the Thursday Voice.