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Father of Newtown victim: Ban assault weapons

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Fighting tears, the father of one of the first graders slain in the Newtown, Conn. mass shooting is begging the Senate Judiciary Committee to ban assault weapons. A ban is not expected to pass Congress. But the father, Neil Heslin, on Wednesday urged lawmakers to consider the prohibition his son, Jesse, who was 6 years old. The 50-year-old construction worker said he...

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