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Congress Ready To Extend Ban On Plastic Firearms

A Senate vote to renew an expiring ban on plastic firearms capable of evading metal detectors and X-ray machines is shaping up as a bittersweet moment for gun control supporters, days before the anniversary of the deadly mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut.


File photo of former Ariz. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, left, and her husband, Mark Kelly. (credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Giffords’ Husband Vows To Go On With Gun Control Effort

The husband of former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords says their gun control advocacy group will target an ad campaign at senators who failed to support expanded background checks for gun buyers.