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Bennet, Udall undecided on assault weapons ban

January 25, 2013
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photo - A Democratic push to ban roughly 150 types of assault-style weapons Thursday has placed Colorado Sens. Michael Bennet and Mark Udall in a tough spot. (Denver Post file) Photo by
A Democratic push to ban roughly 150 types of assault-style weapons Thursday has placed Colorado Sens. Michael Bennet and Mark Udall in a tough spot. (Denver Post file) Photo by  

DENVER — Colorado's senators haven't decided whether to support a Democratic push to ban assault weapons and high-capacity magazines like those used in the Newtown, Conn. school massacre.

Sens. Michael Bennet and Mark Udall told The Denver Post (http://bit.ly/W6Ijx8 ) that they want to study the proposal from Sen. Diane Feinstein to see if it is in line with Colorado values.

Meanwhile, congressman Ed Perlmutter said Thursday that he would introduce the House version of the proposal. His office released a letter in support of the measure from the families of seven people killed in July's Aurora movie theater shooting.

Another Colorado Democratic congressman, Jared Polis, thinks that banning law-abiding people from possessing weapons violates the Second Amendment.

None of Colorado's four Republican congressmen are expected to support the proposal.

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Information from: The Denver Post, http://www.denverpost.com

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