Sen. Diane Feinstein admits assault weapon ban faces uphill climb
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Sen. Diane Feinstein of California says a coalition of police, clergy and voters would push forward her bill over objections from the nation's largest gun-rights lobby, the National Rifle Association.
The White House and other Democrats, however, remain skeptical the effort is going anywhere.
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Feinstein tells CBS' "Face the Nation" that the NRA is a politically potent force but that its main supporters are gun-makers, not gun enthusiasts.
In the wake of the school shooting in Newtown, Conn., President Barack Obama is pushing to expanded background checks, restoring the assault weapons ban and banning high-capacity ammunition magazines.