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Sen. Dianne Feinstein: ‘You can’t sit back and just let the gun organizations call public policy’

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Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) has a message for anyone who thinks it might be too politically risky to consider an assault weapons ban: I'm going to try anyway.

The senator plans to introduce legislation Jan. 24 that would reinstate a federal ban on assault weapons -- a prohibition she successfully steered through Congress in 1993, only to watch it expire in 2004 with little fanfare.