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    during the Clinton years. I was so happy when the Brady bills were passed, it never occurred to me then they would be undermined.  I was active then, because my kids were young, grade school age.

    Here's a link to information about the original handgun bill.

    Here's a link to information about the original assault weapons ban.

    The handgun bill basically put in place most of the restrictions we see today on gun ownership, background checks and regulations for the sale of guns.  I recall there were big fights over the gun shows and weakening of some of those provisions.

    The Assault Weapons Ban was passed in 1994. The second link to the AWB wiki article contains a fairly good summary of what constituted an assault weapon. I recall these were hotly debated topics and there was concern that gun manufacturers would find ways to skirt the law.  

    Yeah, I can't think of any good reason to exempt 900 types of assault weapons from a renewed ban bill.

    Democratic Leaders must be very clear they stand with the working class of our country. Democrats must hold the line in demanding that deficit reduction is done fairly -- not on the backs of the elderly, the sick, children and the poor.

    by Betty Pinson on Mon Dec 17, 2012 at 04:29:11 AM PST

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