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22 September 2004

CBS MarketWatch (USA)

SAN FRANCISCO — When the federal ban on assault weapons that went into effect during the Clinton administration expired last week after 10 years on the books, some safety experts saw it as an opportunity squandered. The ban was enacted after a series of mass shootings, including one in San Francisco in 1993 that killed eight people and wounded six. It kept 19 kinds of semiautomatic weapons from being produced and sold in the United States starting in September 1994... (

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