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Mon Feb 4, 2013, 07:02 PM

Obama Says Assault Weapons Ban Deserves A Vote In Congress

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Source: Reuters

MINNEAPOLIS | Mon Feb 4, 2013 6:38pm EST

(Reuters) - President Barack Obama pressed Congress on Monday to at least hold a vote on banning assault weapons, the most contentious part of his plan to curb gun violence in the United States.

Obama's comments suggested a realization in the White House that it will be difficult to get such a ban passed by lawmakers, despite consistent public support for the measure.

Opposition is high in Congress, including among some Democrats, and by calling simply for a vote, Obama seemed to acknowledge that even getting that far - let alone having an assault weapons ban approved - would be a struggle.

"We should restore the ban on military style assault weapons and a 10-round limit for magazines. And that deserves a vote in Congress, because weapons of war have no place on our streets," Obama said as uniformed law enforcement officers stood behind him at the Minneapolis Police Department's Special Operation Center.

Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/02/04/us-usa-guns-obama-idUSBRE9130KL20130204

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Purveyor Feb 2013 OP
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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 07:03 PM

1. Why?

 

It won't pass....
Politicians don't take things to a vote if they don't have the votes to get out of comittee.
It aint right... it's politics

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Response to av8r1998 (Reply #1)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 07:07 PM

2. Holding a vote would create a record of every member's opinion, or refusal to state one

 

But they won't do it.

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 07:08 PM

3. sorry, duplicate topic

http://www.democraticunderground.com/1014390182

Please add to the older post.

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