Clinton Announces Assault Weapons Ban

April 07, 1998

President Clinton yesterday announced a ban that will prohibit the importing nearly 60 types of assault weapons. The White House says their plan will stop an estimated 1.5 million semi-automatic rifles like Uzis and AK-47s from entering the United States.

The decision makes permanent a November ban on assault weapons that have been modified to permit their import for sport use.


  • Josh Sugarman, of the End Violence Policy Center.
  • Tina Johnstone, a gun control activist whose husband was a murder victim. She is planning a Silent March in Washington for May.

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