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  •  As noted in a recent Kos post, over 2 million (1+ / 0-)
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    children have access to guns in their homes.

    Scientists and VP Biden who heads a task force to put a comprehensive plan in place also notes that other things in addition to a ban on assault weapons need to occur before we can get our homicide rate down to that of other developed countries.  

    A recent scientific estimate suggests that a lack of appropriate gun laws costs an additional 12,000 lives per year.  I believe we need to hold the NRA and other conservative lobbying groups fully accountable for those additional deaths that have been accumulating over decades.

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