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14 September 2004

BBC News

COLORADO — Americans have strong feelings about the expiration of a national ban on assault weapons like AK-47s and Uzis — on both sides of the issue. Darrin Duber-Smith, a marketing consultant and professor, argued passionately that the ban was unimportant. "I am not concerned. Automatic weapons have been illegal for years," said Mr Duber-Smith. "You can kill someone with a handgun, a knife, you can strangle him with your hands. What's the big deal with... (

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