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Published January 16, 2013, 03:21 PM

President Obama Unveils $500 Million Gun Violence Package

Braced for a fight, President Barack Obama on Wednesday unveiled the most sweeping proposals for curbing gun violence in two decades, pressing a reluctant Congress to pass universal background checks and bans on military-style assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines like the ones used in the Newtown, Conn., school shooting.

By: Erica Werner and Julie Pace, Associated Press

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