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Retired NASA astronaut and Navy Capt. Mark Kelly (R) and his wife, shooting victim and former U.S. Rep. Gabby Giffords (D-AZ) prepares to give an opening statement before the Senate Judiciary Committee during hearing about gun control on Capitol Hill.
Several mass shootings have reignited the national debate on gun control. In January, President Obama outlined his plans for reducing gun violence in the United States, including restoring a ban on military-style assault weapons and beefing up the enforcement of existing gun laws. And the National Rifle Association has proposed adding armed guards to schools.
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