US gun control: Congress committee debates assault weapon ban

After recent mass shootings, polls show 56 to 70 percent of Americans think Congress should ban assault weapons.

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    A series of mass shootings in the United States have pushed Democrats in the US Congress to call for a bill on gun restrictions, including a possible ban on assault arms.

    But while the majority of Americans support the move, it's unlikely to become law as there's stiff resistance from Republicans and the powerful gun lobby.

    Al Jazeera's Heidi Zhou-Castro reports from Washington, DC.


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