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Senators Who Opposed Gun Background Checks Voted against Their Constituents

Yesterday the U.S. Senate defeated a measure that would require background checks for individuals purchasing guns. Various senators who voted against it said their constituents told them to do so—despite nationwide surveys in the past few months indicating that roughly 90 percent of the nation favors background checks. President Barack Obama yesterday accused these senators [...]

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Gun Control: Searching Down Under for Change to Believe In

Barack Obama talked on Sunday night about how the children who died in Newtown could have been from Anytown America. His words hit a resonant chord. Both of the given names of my two kids—Benjamin and Madeleine—were mentioned among the list of the dead children. “Madeleine,” spelled the same way as my daughter’s name, not [...]

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