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Luetkemeyer opposes resurrection of assault-weapons ban

This article first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon, Feb. 26, 2009 - U.S. Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer, R-St. Elizabeth, says he's opposed to this week's comments by new U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, indicating that the Obama administration plans to ask Congress to restore the assault-weapons ban that died in 2004, when Republicans controlling Congress opted not to renew it.

Said Luetkemeyer in a statement: “I am extremely disappointed by Attorney General Holder’s comments in support of renewing the Assault Weapons Ban. Restricting the Constitutional Rights of law-abiding citizens is not the way to make our country safer. In Congress, I will always vote to protect the rights of my constituents, including the right to keep and bear arms.”

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