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PROMISES, PROMISES: Tougher restrictions on guns

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The issue: In recent years, America has had many scenes of mass shootings. The campus of Virginia Tech. A shopping center in Tucson, Ariz. A movie theater in Aurora, Colo. A temple in Oak Creek, Wis. None put gun control back on the national agenda in a serious way. Then came the elementary school massacre in Newtown, Conn., after last year's election, and that all changed. Or so it seemed....