A sweeping proposal to enhance gun control measures was introduced by Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley Friday, including a ban on military-style assault weapons and stringent licensing requirements for gun buyers.
Since the assault weapons ban passed in the mid-1990s, Congress has had little appetite for gun control measures. "I think it was a very different time in 1994. I don't think there's very many lessons to learn from that," says Ted Kaufman, who was then-Sen. Joe Biden's chief of staff.
The District is a flurry of preparations for the presidential inauguration, federal workers throughout the D.C. region are also watching the negotiations over federal compensation — and continuation of a pay freeze — closely.
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