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Assault-Weapons Ban Set to Expire

Supporters of gun control make a last-ditch effort to renew the 10-year-old ban on assault weapons. Although President Bush has said he would sign a renewal of the ban, there has been no movement among congressional leaders to save the law, set to expire next week. NPR's Larry Abramson reports.

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Larry Abramson is NPR's National Security Correspondent. He covers the Pentagon, as well as issues relating to the thousands of vets returning home from the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.