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A magazine with newly manufactured 5.56mm cartridges.

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A magazine with newly manufactured 5.56mm cartridges.

Majorities Back Ban on Assault Weapons, High-Capacity Ammo Clips

As President Barack Obama today called for legislation to restrict assault-style weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines, a new poll shows more than six in 10 Americans backing such a move. In the CNN/ORC International survey, 62 percent supported limits on both the weapons...

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President Barack Obama attends a memorial service for victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting at Newtown High School in Newtown, Connecticut, on Dec. 16, 2012.

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President Barack Obama attends a memorial service for victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting at Newtown High School in Newtown, Connecticut, on Dec. 16, 2012.

Obama: `Surely We Can Do Better’

The children’s first names were known to their kin, to those who named them. And as President Barack Obama methodically spoke these names, his cadence was answered by the wailing cries of women from the auditorium’s front row, reserved for...

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