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Diane Feinstein Falsely Claims That 'Assault Weapons' Ban Lowered Crime

Jeff Katz
August 21, 2019 - 2:34 pm

Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) claimed on Twitter Tuesday that the 1994 "assault weapons" ban lowered crime and called for the banning of "military-style assault weapons and high-capacity magazines."

The problem with Feinstein's claim, however, is that a Department of Justice (DOJ) report shows that the ban had no impact on crime numbers.