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Semi-automatic assault style rifles on display at a gun show. (credit: Karen Bleier/AFP/Getty Images)

Despite Texas Opposition, Panel Approves Assault Weapons Ban

The Senate Judiciary Committee has approved an assault weapons ban, this despite the objections of two Texas Senators.

CBSDFW.COM–03/14/2013

US President Barack Obama (R) listens as Vice President Joe Biden speaks during an event unveiling a package of proposals to reduce gun violence at the White House in Washington, DC, January 16, 2013. Obama signed 23 executive orders to curb gun violence and demanded Congress pass as assault weapons ban, in  a sweeping set of measures in response to the Newtown massacre.               AFP Photo/Jim WATSON        (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama Signs 23 Executive Actions On Gun Violence

Braced for a fight, President Barack Obama unveiled the most sweeping proposals for curbing gun violence in two decades, pressing a reluctant Congress to pass universal background checks and bans on military-style assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines.

01/16/2013

President Obama Visits Newtown, CT, Consoles Families Of Shooting Victims

Obama ‘Actively Supportive’ Of Assault Weapons Ban

The White House says President Barack Obama is “actively supportive” of efforts on Capitol Hill to reinstate an assault weapons ban.

12/18/2012