Gun control: Ed Perlmutter will introduce assault weapons ban on day one of Congress

In the days following the movie theater massacre in July, Representative Ed Perlmutter, whose district then included Aurora, was one of the few local politicians who called for a gun policy change: the reinstatement of the assault weapons ban. He's been working on that legislation for months, but given the Connecticut tragedy on Friday, in which the shooter used an assault rifle, Perlmutter now plans to introduce his bill at the very start of the new Congress in January.
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