„Many police officers killed in the line of duty are killed by assault weapons, including 1 in 5 officers killed in 2014.“

[Senators Introduce Assault Weapons Ban, November 8, 2017, w:Diane Feinstein, Diane, Feinstein, https://www.feinstein.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/2017/11/senators-introduce-assault-weapons-ban]; [Guns and Groundhog Day, The New York Times, November 13, 2017, September 6, 2018, https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/12/opinion/guns-congress-shootings.html]
On the introduction of the Assault Weapons Ban of 2017

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