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The Associated Press | January 9, 2013 03:19 AM EST | AP


"It is not a problem that can be solved by any specific action or single action that the government might take. It's a problem that encompasses issues of mental health, of education, as well as access to guns." – White House spokesman Jay Carney on the issue of gun violence.

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"We have a fundamental hole in the private sales of guns. You can walk up right in front of a cop and buy a gun, no background check, nothing. How much more flawed can the system be?" – Tucson, Ariz., Councilman Steve Kozachik as guns were sold in front of a police station on the second anniversary of an attack in which six people were killed and 13 were injured, including then-U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords.

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."We were like, `Oh my God,' She said, `All I want to do is date your son.' We've been laughing about it. It's quite shocking." – Dee Dee Bonner, the mother of Crimson Tide championship quarterback AJ McCarron, in describing the reaction she and McCarron's girlfriend, former Miss Alabama Katherine Webb, had to a sudden surge of more than 100,000 Twitter followers Webb received during and after Alabama's 42-14 win over Notre Dame.