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(AP) The White House says President Barack Obama is actively supportive of efforts on Capitol Hill to reinstate an assault weapons ban.


Obama has long backed the ban, but has failed to push for it throughout his first term. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., plans to introduce legislation to reinstate the ban early next year.


White House spokesman Jay Carney says Obama would also support legislation to close the gun show loophole, which allows people to buy guns from private dealers without background checks.


The president has pledged to address gun violence in the coming weeks following Friday's deadly shooting at a Connecticut elementary school.


Obama spoke Tuesday with West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin, a conservative Democrat and avid hunter who is now supportive of a national discussion on preventing gun violence.


Associated Press
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