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President Barack Obama departs the White House on Feb. 4, 2013 to Minneapolis to tout his gun control proposals.

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President Barack Obama departs the White House on Feb. 4, 2013 to Minneapolis to tout his gun control proposals.

Obama’s $5,000 Shotgun Real McCoy, Wrong Question in Gun Control Debate?

  The release of the White House photo showing President Barack Obama shooting skeet at Camp David comes two days before Obama travels to Minneapolis to promote his agenda for curbing gun violence, following the Dec. 14 shootings of 20...

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A man places a plush doll at a makeshift memorial for Sandy Hook shooting victims on Dec. 19, 2012 in Newtown, Connecticut.

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A man places a plush doll at a makeshift memorial for Sandy Hook shooting victims on Dec. 19, 2012 in Newtown, Connecticut.

Gun Control: Support Modestly Up Since Newtown Shootings

If there’s been a notable shift in Washington’s rhetoric about gun control since Newtown, public opinion has moved only modestly. Following the shooting of 20 children and six educators at a primary school in Connecticut last week, American opinion about...

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President Barack Obama wipes his eye as he speaks about the elementary school shooting in Newtown, Conn., on Dec. 14, 2012, in the briefing room of the White House in Washington.

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President Barack Obama wipes his eye as he speaks about the elementary school shooting in Newtown, Conn., on Dec. 14, 2012, in the briefing room of the White House in Washington.

Obama, Tearful: Action Needed — and a Gun Control Rally Assembles

Updated at 4:30 pm EST We heard only a brief mention of politics today, as the president swept aside tears for the fallen children of Newtown, Connecticut. That mention, made in passing during President Barack Obama’s statement in the West...

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FBI agent covers the broken window of the apartment of James Holmes, the suspect who opened fire in a movie theater in Aurora, Colorado.

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FBI agent covers the broken window of the apartment of James Holmes, the suspect who opened fire in a movie theater in Aurora, Colorado.

Post-Colorado Shooting: Gun Control Sentiment no Stronger Than Before

The gun-slaying of 12 people in Aurora, Colorado, has barely moved the needle on public opinion about gun control in America. Forty-seven percent of those surveyed by the Pew Research Center say it is more important to control gun ownership,...

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