TITLE

UNDER THE GUN

AUTHOR(S)
Stein, Lisa
PUB. DATE
September 2004
SOURCE
U.S. News & World Report;9/20/2004, Vol. 137 Issue 9, p12
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article focuses on semiautomatic weapons. Gun makers were so confident that a 10-year ban on semiautomatic weapons would expire this week that they began taking orders while the limit was still in place. Surveys show that some two thirds of Americans polled support the ban on 19 assault-style weapons, including AK-47s and Uzis. And President Bush has said he'd sign an extension. The ban's fate appeared sealed when House Majority Leader Tom DeLay last week dismissed it as "a feel-good piece of legislation" and said it would expire no matter what. Rep. Carolyn McCarthy charges that Bush has kept mum because he doesn't want to mess with the National Rifle Association, which lobbied fiercely to let the ban die. No surprise, considering the gun lobby just launched a half-hour infomercial designed to paint the Democratic presidential candidate, a hunter, as antigun. FYI: Wayne LaPierre says the NRA spent a healthy $20 million in the 2000 election and would probably spend about the same this year.
ACCESSION #
14392004

 

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