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27 January 2000

Washington Post, Editorial

Not all weapons are equipped with silencers, but Congress doesn't hear any gunfire unless the guns go off at a school. Almost forgotten now are last year's vows to enact tougher gun controls after a singularly awful rash of terrorism in schools, summer camps, office buildings, houses of worship and other places where people gathered. Everyday shootings, including of thousands of children each year, don't count for much on Capitol Hill. So though Congress has returned... (

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