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Sen. Whitehouse: Assault weapons not needed for protection

| At a Senate hearing on gun violence today, Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., justifying a ban on assault weapons, argued that "ordinary firearms" provide adequate protection for a woman fending off a home intruder, drawing a rebuke from Gayle Trotter of the Independent Women's Forum, who asked, "How can you say that? You are...a tall man, you are not a young mother who has a young child with her."