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United States

12 March 2008

Chicago Tribune, Editorial

You can trace the end of gun control as a winning political issue to the 1994 midterm election, when Democrats lost control of the U.S. House and blamed that, in large part, on their support for a ban on semiautomatic assault weapons. You start with that election. And you follow the line to the killings at Columbine High School in 1999 — Congress did nothing in response, and paid no political price. Congress allowed the assault weapons ban to expire in 2004; that... (

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