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House Rejects .50 Caliber Export Ban

Saturday, June 18, 2005

On June 16, the House voted to reject an amendment that would have restricted  gun manufacturers' exports of .50-caliber rifles.  The amendment, by notoriously anti-gun Representative James Moran (D-Va.), sought to block .50-caliber exports to civilians.

In what was the first time Congress had been required to vote on any type of .50 caliber ban, the measure was soundly defeated by an overwhelming majority of 278-149.

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