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Assault Rifle Ban Expires Today

September 13, 2004

Assault Rifle Ban Expires Today

The Brady Bill was signed into law by President Bill Clinton September 13, 1994. One of the provisions of the bill was that the law would expire 10 years later until the current president and Congress renewed it. The bill expires in a little over 7 hours. After that, assault rifles will be legal again in the United States.

"Pro-gun groups such as the National Rifle Association welcomed the expiration of the ban, and said it would have little effect on crime."

US Ban on Assault Weapons Set to Expire

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"The federal ban expired Monday after 10 years because Congress did not act to renew it. Republican leaders in Congress said there was no public call for renewing the law. McGreevey, a Democrat, characterized the inaction as an abandonment of police officers who must confront criminals with the powerful weapons.

'It's literally insane that we don't do anything to protect their lives," McGreevey said.' "

Task force created as federal assault weapons law expires

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"if the ban expires...

› In most states, 18-year-olds will be able to walk into gun stores and buy new American-made AK-47s.

› In many states, it will be possible to bring concealed TEC-9 assault pistols, loaded with thirty rounds of ammunition, into bars, churches and sports arenas, and even public schools or universities.

› In many states kids as young as 13 will be able to buy brand new American-made AK-47s at gun shows and through the classifieds.

› New assault weapons will be advertised over the internet.

› New rapid-fire ammunition magazines that allow guns to fire up to 100 rounds without reloading will be mass-produced and sold on a cash-and-carry basis to anyone, with no questions or background checks"

Stop the NRA petition

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THE ASSAULT WEAPONS BAN:
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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The NRA Blacklist

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