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Vulnerable senators face lose-lose scenario on assault weapon vote

Sen Majority Leader Reid speaks to press about debt ceiling voteFrom The Hill, By Alexander Bolton – 03/21/13 – The Senate’s upcoming vote on the assault weapons ban is going to put  vulnerable Democrats in a difficult spot.

Democrats facing tough reelection races will either attract the ire of the  National Rifle Association or prominent gun control activists such as New York  City Mayor Michael Bloomberg (I). A vote against the ban could spark primary  challenges that could weaken Democrats in the general election.

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