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Gun Control Rhetoric Heats Up

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Sen. Frank Lautenberg and Rep. Carolyn McCarthy, seen here at a 1999 news conference about the gun show loophole, have been leaders of the legislative charge on gun control.

Pratt said his organization would be making the case that Loughner legally obtained a handgun and ammunition and that having people with guns is how to stop violent acts such as this.

“Even with the gun control laws that we have, they’ve been ineffective,” Pratt said. “This shows what we’ve known all along: Anybody who is committed to perpetrate an act of violence will get their hands on a gun, even if he were prohibited.”

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