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Wednesday 23 July 2014

High-end gun ban 'essential' if attacks are to stop

Published 19/01/2013|05:00

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US Attorney General Eric Holder said President Obama's proposals to ban high-capacity magazines and assault weapons are "essential" to any effort to combat gun attacks.

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Mr Holder called on Congress to swiftly pass an expansion of the background check system for gun purchases at the US Conference of Mayors in Washington.

A month after the shooting that killed 20 students and six teachers at a Connecticut school, Mr Obama this week laid out proposals to regulate guns.

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