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Schumer: U.S. Needs to ‘Ban Assault Weapons’



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New York Democratic senator Chuck Schumer is hoping there will be a way to establish more national gun-control laws as a result of the Newton shootings.

“I think we have to do things that protect the Second Amendment rights of legitimate gun owners, but there are three things that we should focus on. We don’t know the details yet, so you can’t say any that any of them would have stopped this incident, but you can say they are parts of the pattern,” Schumer said on Face the Nation today. “One is to ban assault weapons, to try and reinstate the assault-weapons ban. The second is to limit the size of clips to maybe no more than 10 bullets per clip. And the third would be to make it harder for mentally unstable people to get guns.”



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