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Weapons ban doomed in Congress, NRA says

Hints it has enough support to block bill

WASHINGTON — The powerful gun lobby is detecting enough support in Congress to block a law that would ban assault weapons, despite promises from the White House and senior lawmakers to make such a measure a reality.

Senators plan to introduce a bill that would ban assault weapons and limit the size of ammunition magazines, like the one used in the December shooting massacre that killed 27 people, most of them children, in Newtown, Conn.

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