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  • Senate Judiciary chair rejects Dianne Feinstein's assault weapons ban

    01/30/2013 9:10:05 AM PST · by Nachum · 33 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 1//30/13 | Carolyn Lochhead
    The Democratic chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee did not endorse colleague Dianne Feinstein’s assault weapons ban at a packed Capitol Hill hearing on guns Wednesday in the wake of the Newtown, Conn., shooting. Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., called for “common sense reform,” that closes loopholes in current gun laws and enforces background checks. Buthe did not endorse Feinstein’s tougher ban. “I know gun store owners in Vermont,” Leahy said. “They follow the law and conduct background checks…why should we not try to plug the loopholes in the law that allow (criminals and the mentally ill)