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Obama slams ‘political stunts’ over gun control

HARD LINE:The US president contrasted the courage of gun violence victims with lawmakers fearing the gun lobby, who have pledged to filibuster a reform bill

AFP, HARTFORD, Connecticut

Obama also has problems from some Democratic senators hailing from conservative or rural states — who have testing re-election races next year and are wary of more gun control.

The president is now concentrating on background checks that would bar felons or the mentally ill from owning weapons, as negotiations take place on Capitol Hill.

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