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Sen. Dianne Feinstein Ready to Introduce Assault Weapons Ban Next Session

by Rachel L. West, MSW, LMSW
The Political Social Worker

Senator Dianne Feinstein announced that she will be introducing legislation to ban assault weapons when the Senate returns to work next year.  She said that a matching bill would be introduced in the House but it was not said which member would be introducing the legislation there.  The announcement comes in the wake of national outcry for stricter gun laws following the massacre of 26 people in Newtown, Connecticut.

In 1994 President Bill Clinton signed an assault weapons ban into law, but it was allowed to sunset under the Bush administration.  Since the tragedy in Newtown a petition asking President Obama to please revisit the control issue has been gaining traction.  You can add your name here.

Renewing the assault weapons ban is long overdue.  You can learn more about gun control policy and how to take action from the sources listed below:

The Brady Campaign To Prevent Gun Violence
Coalition to Stop Gun Violence


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