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Gabrielle Giffords

Obama and guns

Obama and guns

Frustrated by Congress' unwillingness to act in the wake of mass shootings that have killed or wounded dozens of people in recent years, President Barack Obama has decided to issue a series of executive orders this month to strengthen the nation's gun laws. The president's proposals, which are due to be fleshed out this week, are said to include a raft of common sense measures aimed at cracking down on unregulated gun sales and making it harder for people who shouldn't own firearms to get them — the sort of steps that lawmakers in Washington should have approved years ago. It's a pity that during his final year in office Mr. Obama finds himself in the position of having do Congress'...

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