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Feinstein: Get 'Weapons of War' Off the Streets

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July 22, 2012

Last week's deadly shooting in a Colorado movie theater has sparked a debate among lawmakers about gun laws, mental health, and the Second Amendment.

Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., said she hopes the shooting that left 12 dead and 58 wounded would reinvigorate a national conversation about guns. Feinstein, the original sponsor of a federal assault-weapons ban that expired in 2004, said in an appearance on Fox News Sunday that the automatic weapons used in the shooting should not be available on the open market.

"Weapons of war don’t belong on the streets," she said. "I have no problem with people being licensed buying a firearms but these are weapons that you are only going to be using to kill people in close combat. That is the purpose of that weapon."

 

Feinstein said she supports renewing the federal assault-weapon ban but that now is not the time for new legislation in Washington. That should not preclude a serious conversation, however, she said.

"I think this is a bad time to brace a new subject but there has been no action," she said. "There has been no action because there has been no outrage out there."

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