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The town that made weapons for a massacre

Ilion is home to Remington Arms, which made the Bushmaster rifle used in the Newtown massacre. It now finds itself at the center of the US gun control debate

By Ed Helmore  /  The Guardian, ILION, New York

According to a recent poll by the Pew Research Center, attitudes on gun control have shifted only slightly over the last week, with 49 percent saying it is more important to control gun ownership, while 42 percent say it is more important to protect gun rights. Five months ago, opinion was almost evenly divided.

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