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Congress weighs gun violence response

Aug 06, 2019 - The Boston Globe

WASHINGTON — Newtown. Charleston. Orlando. Parkland.

And now after mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, Congress again is confronted with the question of what, if anything, lawmakers should do to combat the scourge of gun violence afflicting the country.

While both parties are calling for action, the retreat to familiar political corners was swift. Democrats demanded quick approval of gun-control legislation — some of it already passed by the House — while Republ...