02/02/2013 02:33 pm ET

The Politics Of Gun Control

Mass shootings in primary schools, universities, movie theatres, and places of worship - the US has seen them all.

They are often followed by heartfelt statements by politicians on Capitol Hill and by the president, with little action.

But the killing of six and seven year olds in Newtown Connecticut last month led to a different response. For the first time President Barack Obama has put forth a plan he believes could decrease gun violence.

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