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    Assault-Weapons Ban Won't Be in Bill

    Senator Dianne Feinstein ,D-CA,walks from the lectern after speaking at a press conference on Capitol Hill January 24, 2013 in Washington, DC.  House and Senate Democrats where joined by law enforcement officials to introduce the "Assault Weapons Ban of 2013" legislation to ban assault style weapons and high capacity magazines. AFP PHOTO/ SMIALOWSKI        (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Score one for the NRA. Senate Democrats won’t include a ban on assault weapons in their gun-control bill, says Sen. Dianne Feinstein, the chief sponsor of the ban. “Obviously I was disappointed,” Feinstein said, though she may still introduce the ban as an amendment. The bill would have banned almost 160 types of semiautomatic weapons and limited ammo clips to 10 rounds. The ban was the most ambitious gun-control measure backed by the White House, but it was unlikely to pass the Senate.

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