Heated Senate testimony on assault weapons brings sides no closer
(MCT) — WASHINGTON — More than two months after the horrific mass shooting at a Connecticut elementary school, the Senate on Wednesday held its second hearing on legislation that would ban assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition clips and extend background checks to gun shows and private sales.
But after hearing heated, emotional testimony, the measure’s supporters and opponents seem no closer to agreement on any of the core issues. And given the gridlock in Congress, supporters of new gun legislation may not get everything they want — and might not get anything at all.
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