Feinstein Says Congress Must Act

    Senate Intelligence Committee Chair Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., is surrounded by reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, Nov. 16, 2012, following a closed-door hearing of the committee where former CIA Director David Petraeus testified. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

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    It’s time for Congress to enact a ban on assault weapons, Democratic California Sen. Dianne Feinstein said Sunday on Meet the Press. Feinstein has been a leading advocate for gun-control reform on Capitol Hill. “I’m going to introduce in the Senate, and the same bill will be introduced in the House, a bill to ban assault weapons,” Feinstein said Sunday. The senator’s support for a revival of the ban on high-powered guns comes amid demands for stricter regulations from politicians including Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

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