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Republicans in Congress more likely to own guns

Two-thirds of Democrats do not own a gun, survey finds

7:50 AM, Feb. 5, 2013
Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, owns a dozen guns, but her favorite is a 20-gauge Ruger, communications director Matthew Felling said.
Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, owns a dozen guns, but her favorite is a 20-gauge Ruger, communications director Matthew Felling said.
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Republicans in Congress are much better armed than their Democratic counterparts - a fact that helps explain the deep partisan divide as Congress gears up for its first major votes on gun control in a decade.

In a USA TODAY survey of lawmakers, 119 Republicans and 46 Democrats declared themselves gun owners.

There is no uniform public record of gun ownership by members of Congress, and it is not part of the information lawmakers are required to reveal in their annual financial disclosure forms. So USA TODAY and the Gannett Washington Bureau contacted every congressional office to ask: Does ...

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