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Friday, January 18, 2013

Jan. 15 Updates on the Gun Violence Debate

The Lede is following the debate on gun violence in the wake of the shootings in Newtown, Conn., with reports from our correspondents and from around the Web. On Tuesday, New York lawmakers voted voting on changes to gun laws that would expand the state’s ban on assault weapons and limit access to guns by the mentally ill. Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr.’s recommendations include multiple steps that President Obama can take without legislative action. And religious leaders, including the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, is expected to weigh in on the debate.

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