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Rahm defends Obama on guns: "CBS This Morning"

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WASHINGTON--Mayor Rahm Emanuel defends the gun control record of President Barack Obama in an interview Tuesday with "CBS This Morning" co-host Norah O'Donnell.


"President Obama always stood for the assault weapons ban," said didn't push to renew the ban that expired in 2004 because he was "dealing with a myriad of issues," Emanuel said, interviewed on the set of the show.

Emanuel also did not deny a report by Daniel Klaidman in his book, "Kill or Capture" that he erupted in fury after Attorney General Eric Holder said he would push to reinstate the assault weapon ban.

My column on Emanuel's situational pragmatism on gun control is HERE.

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