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Conservative Forums +: President Obama says assault weapons ban deserves a vote in Congress

Via conservativeforumsplus.blogspot.com » Submitted On Mon, 02/04/2013 - 10:05pm by Larry Harty

MINNEAPOLIS (Reuters) - President Barack Obama pressedCongress 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 theMinneapolis Police Department's Special Operation Center.

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