What would the Assault Weapons Ban actually ban? (Video)

February 28, 2013

The Senate Judiciary Committee is meeting Thursday to begin considering proposals to limit gun violence.

The most controversial proposal on the docket is a proposed ban on military-style assault weapons, which Senate Republicans and several moderate Senate Democrats have said they cannot support.

Why not? And which weapons would be prohibited under the new ban? Watch our latest "Edsplainer" to learn more:


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Ed O’Keefe is covering the 2016 presidential campaign, with a focus on Jeb Bush and other Republican candidates. He's covered presidential and congressional politics since 2008. Off the trail, he's covered Capitol Hill, federal agencies and the federal workforce, and spent a brief time covering the war in Iraq.
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