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26 February 2009

The Hill (Washington DC)

The Obama administration's announcement that it will push to reinstate the assault-weapons ban has stunned Capitol Hill and revived a debate that has been dormant for years. Congress's leading supporter of the assault-weapons ban reacted with surprise and praise after Attorney General Eric Holder indicated the administration will push to renew the ban that expired in 2004. "I was thrilled by it," said Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (D-N.Y.), whose 1996 run for Congress was... (GunPolicy.org)

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