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Democrats begin a new push for gun controlSeek to pressure Republicans after string of shootings

Sep 11, 2019 - The San Diego Union-Tribune

WASHINGTON

Washington's nascent debate over gun safety devolved into a partisan round of name-calling Tuesday, as Democrats and Republicans accused one another of playing politics with a life-or-death issue, dimming hopes for a quick compromise to address the wave of mass shootings that have terrorized the country.

On their first full day back in the Capitol after a lengthy August recess, Democrats sought to intensify political pressure on Republicans to embrace tougher gun restricti...