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12 January 2011

Washington Post

The road to firearms policy in America is paved in blood. Every major change in the regulation of U.S. gun ownership was prompted in part by a national gun tragedy, such as the assassination of President John F. Kennedy or the attempt on the life of President Ronald Reagan. The 1960s killings of Kennedy, his brother Robert and the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. led to the Gun Control Act of 1968, the cornerstone of gun law in America today. The 1981 Reagan shooting,... (GunPolicy.org)

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