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USA TODAY survey: More Republicans in Congress own guns

9:19 AM, Feb. 5, 2013
Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia is a staunch NRA supporter.
Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia is a staunch NRA supporter.
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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.

One hundred nineteen Republicans and 46 Democrats declared themselves as gun owners in a USA TODAY survey of lawmakers.

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 ...

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