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United States

30 January 2004

Baltimore Sun, Opinion

Despite Sept. 11, 2001, changing the calculus of our lives, little attention has gone to a looming deadline that'll make this country even more hospitable to really bad guys: the expiration in September of the federal ban on assault weapons. The 1994 law, which forbids manufacturing 19 different types of assault weapons, included a "sunset" clause as a sly way to get the bill through Congress. For some legislators, a decade minus certain weapons that lack any... (

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