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Two-Thirds of Public, One-Third of NRA Members Support Extending Assault Weapons Ban

Sixty-eight percent of the American public wants Congress to extend the ten-year old ban on assault weapons, the University of Pennsylvania’s National Annenberg Election Survey has found.

Congress comes back into session Tuesday with only six days remaining before the ban expires on September 13 and with no plans to consider an extension. Both supporters and opponents of the ban issued last-minute appeals in recent days calling for grass-roots lobbying.