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Feinstein in 2009 on pushing assault weapons ban: 'I'll pick the time and the place, no question about that'


<p>In 2009, Sen. Dianne Feinstein appeared on <em>60 Minutes</em> and agreed it wasn't the best time politically to once again push her assault weapons ban she championed in 1994- which expired in 2004- and she'd pick the time and place to do it. </p><p>Now that tragedies have occurred, <a href="… making the push</a>. </p><p>Via <a href="… Senator Dianne Feinstein, the
author of an assault-weapons ban that lapsed in 2004, said she would
introduce new legislation this week. Senator Dick Durbin, the chamber's
No. 2 Democrat, said lawmakers would hold hearings on gun control, and
several others said they would devote new attention to the long-ignored
issue.</em></p><p><em><span id="midArticle_2">&nbsp;</span>"I think we could be at a
tipping point ... where we might get something done," Senator Charles
Schumer, another top Senate Democrat, said on CBS's "Face the Nation."</em></p><p>It should also be noted that the Columbine school shooting occurred in 1999 as the assault weapons ban was in place.<em><br /></em></p>