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Obama assault weapon ban call

President Barack Obama has called for a ban on military-style assault weapons and a ten-round limit on magazines as he launched the most sweeping effort to curb American gun violence in nearly two decades.

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Newtown victim's mother 'doesn't understand' US passion for weapons

The mother of Dylan Hockley, the six-year-old British boy who died during the Newtown massacre, told ITV News it is difficult for her to understand the passion many Americans have for their weapons.

Speaking about the use of high-capacity ammunition clips, Nicole Hockley said, "I don't see why any civilian would need that in their home", but added she is not going to say "no you can't".

"My personal opinion is, if people are that interested in playing soldier then they should go join the military or law enforcement and do it properly", she continued.

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