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Obama on gun control: ‘This time is different’

Posted By admin On February 13, 2013 @ 12:10 pm In U.S. News | Comments Disabled

Mike Lillis
The Hill [1]
Feb 13, 2013

Two years ago, in the wake of the assassination attempt on former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, President Obama dismayed gun-reform advocates when he made no mention of gun control in his State of the Union speech.

Those advocates have little to grumble about this time around.

Obama on Tuesday amplified his calls for Congress to take up new gun controls, arguing that the Newtown, Conn., shooting massacre has changed the debate and clarified the need for tougher laws to protect the nation’s children.

“It has been two months since Newtown. I know this is not the first time this country has debated how to reduce gun violence. But this time is different,” Obama said in the first State of the Union speech of his second term.

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[1] The Hill: http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/282721-obama-on-gun-reform-this-time-is-different

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