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Thursday, May 13, 2004

Assault weapons ban expiry - a little bit of Falluja in Philadelphia...

The blogosphere's Second Amendment fire-eaters put me off the topic long ago. But the politics of the assault weapons ban right now strangely fascinate me.

A piece at the Nation blog gives a new readers start here. Apparently, the ban will expire on - by my reckoning - September 13 unless Bush requests Congress to enact an extension. And he says he won't.

So the ban is as dead as the Confederate Constitution...

(According to the Cincinnati Post - May 7, an amendment providing for an extension was been passed as a rider to a Senate bill, which, as a consequence, was killed by its GOP managers.)

Your mission, if you choose to accept it...

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