Take Two for December 20, 2012

Study: US gun policy felt In Mexico

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Police stand near the scene of a murder in Juarez, Mexico. The country suffers from drug cartel-related violence despite some of the most restrictive gun laws in the world.

The touchy debate over gun control — and specifically a new ban on assault weapons — is moving forward after President Obama said he would bring the issue before Congress in January. The National Rifle Association is expected to break its silence on the issue during a press conference tomorrow

As Peter O'Dowd reports from the Fronteras Desk in Phoenix, whatever policymakers decide — if anything — could affect Mexican drug violence. 


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