President Barack Obama used his weekend radio address to push for including an assault weapons ban in gun legislation now before Congress. Senate Democrats dropped the measure from the bill they plan to debate next month out of concern it could sink the whole package. Obama said the U.S. has changed in the three months since the December school shooting in Newtown, Conn., that left 20 first graders and six educators dead. He says Americans support the ban, plus limits on high-capacity ammunition magazines, increased school-security funding and a crackdown on gun trafficking.
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