Gun groups predict assault weapons ban will fail in Congress
Customers view semi automatic guns on display at a gun shop in Los Angeles, California December 19, 2012. REUTERS/Gene Blevins
David Keene, president of the National Rifle Association (NRA), speaks during a news conference in Washington December 21, 2012. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts
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