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Weighing the End of the Assault Weapons Ban

The semi-automatic assault weapons ban voted into law by Congress in 1994 expired this week. Both President Bush and Sen. John Kerry say they favored extending the ban, but Kerry blames Bush for not pushing Congress for a vote. NPR's Tavis Smiley speaks with Rep. Christopher Shays (R-CT), an author of the original ban, and with a spokesman from the National Rifle Association.

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