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Democrats Want to Revive a Ban on Assault Weapons

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/12/us/politics/assault-weapons-ban.html

WASHINGTON - As Congress wrestles with how to respond to a wave of mass shootings, leading Democrats are raising an idea once viewed as political suicide: reviving the ban on assault weapons, which barred Americans from purchasing certain military-style firearms for a decade until Republicans let it expire in 2004.