Crowley, Michael
September 2004
New Republic;9/27/2004, Vol. 231 Issue 13, p11
Offers a look at the expiration of the United States federal assault-weapons ban in September 2004, and the lack of protest from the Democratic Party. Challenge of appealing to pro-gun-control voters while eluding the wrath of the National Rifle Association (NRA); Reference to a comment made by former President Bill Clinton in his book "My Life," regarding the passage of the ban; Loopholes in the original ban which made it ineffective; Ability of the NRA to defeat Democratic candidates; Statement that Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry has turned gun control into a homeland security issue.


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