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This just out on MSNBC:

Congress won't vote on assault weapons ban

10-year federal ban set to expire Monday
The Associated Press
Updated: 7:52 p.m. ET Sept. 8, 2004

WASHINGTON - Congress will not vote on an assault weapons ban due to expire Monday, Republican leaders said Wednesday, rejecting a last-ditch effort by supporters to renew it.

"I think the will of the American people is consistent with letting it expire, so it will expire," Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, R-Tenn., told reporters.
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Some Democrats and several police leaders said President Bush should try to persuade Congress to renew the ban. Bush has said he would sign such a bill if Congress passed it.

"If the president asked me, it'd still be no ... because we don't have the votes to pass an assault weapons ban and it will expire Monday and that's that," House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, R-Texas, told reporters later.

DeLay said the ban was "a feel-good piece of legislation" that does nothing to keep weapons out of the hands of criminals.

However, House Speaker J. Dennis Hastert, R-Ill., said he would consider allowing the House to vote on legislation only if the Senate acted first.
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Yahoooooo!!! Yipeeeeee!

I'm still going to call the White House tomorrow to counter the VPC and Brady Bunch call-in campaign.
 

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I write this as two hours remain until Sept. 12 turns into Sept. 13 in Washington D.C. The sunset of the AWB is not going to affect the firearms or accessories I will buy in the foreseeable future. I have two 9mm's, one with pre-ban magazines, and one that accepts .40 S&W magazines that will hold 15 9mm cartridges. My main carry gun is a .45 ACP with an 8-round magazine. So what will the expiration of this law do for me?

And yet, I'm excited to see it go away! John Donne said something like, "Every man's death diminishes me..." Contrarily, the death of this stupidity, even though I can't see a benefit for me right now, is still an enhancement for us all.
 
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