Biden aims for assault weapons ban - Tucson News Now

Biden aims for assault weapons ban

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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Vice President Joe Biden says the Obama Administration is not giving up on an assault weapons ban.

Biden and New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg spoke with families from Newtown, Conn., pushing more gun control efforts and urging Congress to pass the ban.

"There's no doubt that requiring background checks for all gun sales saves lives and there's doubt that the American people support it," Bloomberg said. "The only question is whether congress will have the courage to do the right thing or whether they will allow more innocent people including innocent children to be gunned down."

Senate democrats dropped the ban Tuesday from the gun-control package out of concern that opposition could sink the whole bill.

The ban will still get a separate vote this year as an amendment, but it stands little chance of passing.

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