US Senate defeats proposed ban on assault-style weapons

By REUTERS
April 18, 2013 00:43




WASHINGTON - The US Senate on Wednesday rejected a Democratic proposal to ban assault-style weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines like those used in recent mass shootings, marking a second major defeat for President Barack Obama's efforts to stem gun violence.

The Senate voted 60-40 against the Democratic-proposed measure, which would have largely reinstated and expanded a ban on military-style assault weapons that was in effect from 1994 to 2004.


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