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Obama urged to take action on guns

TEARS INTO ACTION:Obama teared up as he addressed the killing of 20 children and seven adults, but gun-control advocates say that they ‘have heard all the rhetoric before’


The gun lobby’s political power was illustrated during this year’s presidential campaign when, after mass shootings, neither Obama nor his opponent, Republican US presidential candidate Mitt Romney, called for restrictions on gun ownership.

During the Oct. 16 presidential debate at Hofstra University in New York, Obama said that in a second term, he would look into reinstating the assault weapon ban, which he supported in the past.

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