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Wisconsin lawmakers raise hope, concern over Obama's gun proposal

1:59 AM, Jan. 17, 2013
President Barack Obama and children who wrote the president about gun violence after last month's shooting at an elementary school in Newtown, Conn., signs executive orders to reduce gun violence Wednesday in the South Court Auditorium at the White House in Washington, D.C.
President Barack Obama and children who wrote the president about gun violence after last month's shooting at an elementary school in Newtown, Conn., signs executive orders to reduce gun violence Wednesday in the South Court Auditorium at the White House in Washington, D.C.
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President Barack Obama's sweeping gun control proposals Wednesday raised both hope and concern among members of Wisconsin's congressional delegation.

While Democrats in the delegation described the president's call as a good start toward curbing gun violence in America, Republicans were leery of possible infringements on the constitutional right to bear arms.

Obama urged Congress to quickly pass legislation banning assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines for civilian use and to require background checks for all gun buyers. He also called for a crackdown on gun ...

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