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NRA Says Assault Weapons Ban Will Fail

WASHINGTON (January 11, 2013)—David Keene, the head of the National Rifle Association, suggested Friday the group has enough support in Congress to fend off legislation to ban sales of assault weapons.

Keene told NBC's "Today" show that he doesn't think such a ban is going to get the votes it would need and also said there's a fundamental disagreement over what would actually make a difference in curbing gun violence.

The NRA was one of the pro-gun rights groups that met Thursday with Vice President Joe Biden, who is putting together the administration's response to last month's massacre at a Connecticut elementary school.

The yesterday rejected administration proposals to limit high-capacity ammunition magazines, while also digging in its heels against an assault weapons ban, which President Barack Obama has said he will propose to Congress.

Friday Biden was meeting with representatives of the video game industry.

He says he will have a set of recommendations for Mr. Obama by Tuesday.

He said that won't be "the end of the discussion," but says, "The public wants us to act."


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