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Friday, January 18, 2013

Updates on the Gun Violence Debate

After sharp criticism for not mentioning gun violence in his State of the State address, Gov. Chris Christie announced a task force on Thursday to examine gun control and the underlying causes of gun violence.

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 Thursday, Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. called on the nation’s mayors to support the White House gun measures, and Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey appointed a task force to look beyond gun control at mental illness, addiction and other underlying causes of gun violence

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