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Feinstein: Watertown Citizens Don’t Need Assault Weapons to Protect Themselves


Senator Dianne Feinstein (D., Calif.) stood by her push for an assault-weapons ban when Fox News Sunday’s Chris Wallace pressed her on whether Boston and Watertown residents may have preferred to arm and protect themselves on Friday while the suspect was at large. “If where you’re going is, do they need an assault weapon? I don’t think so,” she said. “You can use a 12-gauge shotgun and have a good defensive effect, and there’s the element of surprise.”


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