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Senate Panel OKs Assault Weapon Ban

The Senate Judiciary Committee voted on Thursday to approve a ban on the sale and manufacture of 150 kinds of military-style semi-automatic weapons. A proposed amendment to exclude domestic violence victims, military veterans and those living in Mexico border states was shot down by the Democrats. Sen. Dianne Fienstein and Republican Sen. Ted Cruz got into a heated exchange before the vote, with Feinstein accusing Cruz of lecturing her on the Constitution. "I'm not a sixth-grader," she said. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid will decided how and when to bring the bill to a full vote.

March 14, 2013 3:32 PM