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  1. Why AR-15 style weapons are used in mass shootingsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 15, 2016 | LA Daily News

    The rifle used in the attack that killed 49 people and wounded 53 others in Orlando wasn't an AR-15, but it shared characteristics with the guns used in mass shootings such as those in Newtown, Connecticut; Aurora, Colorado; and San Bernardino. Those characteristics make it a natural fit for someone trying to kill as many people as possible, weapons experts say.


  2. Obama measures wouldna t have kept guns from mass shootersRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 20, 2012 | LA Daily News

    The gun control measures a tearful President Barack Obama announced Tuesday would not have prevented the slaughter of 20 first-graders at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut; 14 county workers at a holiday party in San Bernardino, California; or a dozen moviegoers in Aurora, Colorado. Obama's executive action expands mandatory background checks to gun shows, flea markets and online sales, adds more than 230 examiners and staff to help process them and calls on states to submit accurate and updated criminal history data.


  3. San Bernardino leaders: In mass shootinga s wake, city will persevereRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 5, 2015 | LA Daily News

    It was a December morning, nearly three years ago to this day, when Americans learned the names of Sandy Hook Elementary School and the small town of Newtown, Connecticut. Small, affluent - and, in the words of one chamber of commerce member, a place with beautiful countryside and a downtown reminiscent of a Norman Rockwell painting.


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