Analysis-Why Biden pushes an assault weapons ban despite the political odds

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By Jeff Mason and Richard Cowan WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Flags are lowered, sorrowful statements are issued, pleas to lawmakers are made, again. In the wake of two mass shootings in California this week, President Joe Biden has followed a heartfelt and familiar script of outrage and grief over gun violence in America, coupled with a renewed call for Congress to pass legislation banning assault-style weapons. Such a ban has little chance of passing the Republican-controlled House of Representatives or the Senate, which is narrowly controlled by Democrats, political experts say. But Biden’s stubbo…

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