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After Newtown shooting, President Obama calls for gun control

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December 14, 2012
President Obama invoked the shooting in Newtown that killed 26 elementary school students and teachers as a reason for pushing gun reform.
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Obama announces executive action on guns

January 5, 2016
President Obama announced new executive actions to curb gun violence, including licenses for gun sellers and requiring background checks for gun buyers. The president teared up while remembering the victims of the Sandy Hook shooting that left 26 elementary school students and teachers dead.
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President Obama Pushes to Increase Gun Buyer Background Checks

January 5, 2016
Pete Williams, Jon Schuppe | NBC News
President Barack Obama directed federal agencies Monday to carry out a series of steps to reduce gun violence, including measures to restrict sales by unlicensed dealers -- sometimes called the gun show loophole.
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San Bernardino Shooters Discussed Jihad in 2013 Before Engagement

December 10, 2015
Pete Williams | NBC News
FBI Director James Comey said today that Syed Farook and Tashfeen Malik spoke online about martyrdom but Farook's communications were not being monitored at the time.
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Supreme Court Leaves Assault Weapons Ban Intact

December 7, 2015
Pete Williams | NBC News
The U.S. Supreme Court Monday handed a legal victory to advocates of banning firearms commonly known as assault weapons.
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A Political Reality Check on Gun Control

December 5, 2015
Reid Wilson | Morning Consult
In the aftermath of yet another mass shooting, gun control advocates once again called for “common sense” measures to restrict access to deadly weapons.
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