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4 Myths About Assault Weapons

December 20, 2012 | 4:00 pm

4 Myths About Assault Weapons

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We’ve been here before. After Patrick Purdy sprayed a Stockton elementary school with a semi-automatic rifle in 1989, California legislators passed a law banning assault weapons. A few years — and massacres — later, in 1994, President Bill Clinton signed into law a 10-year nationwide ban sponsored by Calif. Sen. Diane Feinstein. Now assault weapons […]

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