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Violence Policy Center Statement in Support of Senator Feinstein's Landmark Bill Banning Assault Weapons and High-Capacity Ammunition Magazines

Washington, DC--Following Senator Dianne Feinstein's introduction today of a landmark bill to ban assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines, Violence Policy Center Executive Director Josh Sugarmann issued the following statement:

“Military-bred semiautomatic assault weapons and ultra-high capacity ammunition magazines now define a U.S. civilian gun market where virtually anyone can acquire the lethal firepower necessary to carry out mass shootings. Senator Feinstein’s bill is crucial to ratcheting down the firepower in civilian hands to help make all of us safer in our schools, movie theaters, shopping malls, restaurants, and every other public space vulnerable to such attacks.”

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      Thursday, January 24, 2013

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