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Graham, Cruz Can't Bring Guns to Gun Hearing

Wednesday, 30 Jan 2013 08:47 AM

By Sandy Fitzgerald

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Plans by Republican Sens. Lindsey Graham and Ted Cruz to bring unloaded guns to Wednesday's Judiciary Committee hearing, appear to have been shot down by Washington D.C.’s assault weapons ban.

Graham, of South Carolina, and Cruz, of Texas, complain the requirements to secure the weapons at the hearing are “so impractical as to be unworkable,” reports Politico.

The senators wrote, in a letter to Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy, of Vermont, that they have instructed their staff to ensure that various unloaded firearms be brought to the hearing under law enforcement supervision.

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“Our goal is simple — to educate fellow senators and members of the public how and why firearms are used by millions of law-abiding Americans for self-defense, hunting, and sporting purposes,” they wrote. “We also want to shatter the mistaken belief that guns in the hands of law-abiding citizens are a danger to society. It is every bit as important we make that distinction as it is to note that one gun in the hand of mentally-deranged individual is one too many.”

Assault weapons being used as props during the gun debate have already created some issues. D.C. police investigated after journalist David Gregory showed a high-capacity magazine on NBC's “Meet the Press,” but decided against prosecuting him. Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California also displayed assault weapons at a press conference announcing gun control legislation, but her office first got permission.

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