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December 21, 2012 | 9:00 am

Video, Full Text: NRA Responds to Newtown School Shootings

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National Rifle Association CEO Wayne LaPierre on Friday called for armed guards to protect every U.S. school in the organization’s first public statement following the Dec. 14 school shootings in Newtown, Conn. Watch a video replay from NewsHour Video streaming by Ustream Read full text from the NRA

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4 Myths About Assault Weapons

December 20, 2012 | 4:00 pm

4 Myths About Assault Weapons

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We’ve been here before. After Patrick Purdy sprayed a Stockton elementary school with a semi-automatic rifle in 1989, California legislators passed a law banning assault weapons. A few years — and massacres — later, in 1994, President Bill Clinton signed into law a 10-year nationwide ban sponsored by Calif. Sen. Diane Feinstein. Now assault weapons […]

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