FILE - In a Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012 file photo, Independent Senator-elect Angus King speaks at a news conference, in Freeport, Maine. King says he’s reluctant to endorse a federal ban on the kind of assault weapon used in last month’s Connecticut school shooting. The newly-elected senator, an independent, told the Associated Press on Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013 that he supports universal background checks and limits on high-capacity ammunition clips as proposed this week by President Barack Obama. But King says he hasn’t decided whether to embrace a ban on new assault weapons. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File) (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

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FILE - In a Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012 file photo, Independent Senator-elect Angus King speaks at a news conference, in Freeport, Maine. King says he’s reluctant to endorse a federal ban on the kind of assault weapon used in last month’s Connecticut school shooting.  The newly-elected senator, an independent, told the Associated Press on Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013 that he supports universal background checks and limits on high-capacity ammunition clips as proposed this week by President Barack Obama. But King says he hasn’t decided whether to embrace a ban on new assault weapons.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)  (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)
FILE - In a Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012 file photo, Independent Senator-elect Angus King speaks at a news conference, in Freeport, Maine. King says he’s reluctant to endorse a federal ban on the kind of assault weapon used in last month’s Connecticut school shooting. The newly-elected senator, an independent, told the Associated Press on Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013 that he supports universal background checks and limits on high-capacity ammunition clips as proposed this week by President Barack Obama. But King says he hasn’t decided whether to embrace a ban on new assault weapons. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File) (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)
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