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United States

13 March 2009

New York Times, Editorial

In spraying bullets from military-style, semiautomatic assault rifles, a deranged 28-year-old gunman in Alabama this week killed 10 people and wounded 6 others before fatally shooting himself. In a sane world, this bloody rampage — the latest in a string of mass homicides, including the gun massacres at Columbine High School in 1999 and Virginia Tech in 2007 — would at last persuade Congress to reinstate, in tightened form, the national assault weapons ban that it... (

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