Some Democrats and the NRA Agree on Assault Weapons Ban

A letter from 65 Democrats opposed to an assault weapons ban has won the attention of the NRA.

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Indications from Attorney General Eric Holder that the 1994 ban on assault weapons was making a comeback have won the attention of the National Rifle Association and many Democrats who oppose the ban. In a letter, 65 Democrats warned Holder not to impose a ban. The NRA is promoting their letter on its website with a message from chief lobbyist Chris Cox. He pens:

"Today in a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder, 65 Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives, led by Congressman Mike Ross (D-AR), expressed their opposition to the reinstatement of the failed 1994 ban on semi-automatic firearms and ammunition magazines. These congressmen cited numerous studies that proved the 1994 ban was ineffective, and they strongly urged Attorney General Holder to stop his effort and instead focus on the enforcement of existing gun laws. NRA would like to thank Congressman Ross for his leadership on this effort. We will continue to work with Members of Congress from both parties on this important issue."

Here's the NRA link with a copy of the letter from the 65 members of Congress.