Washington Navy Yard shooting reignites U.S. debate over gun control

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WASHINGTON – A deadly shooting in the heart of Washington has reignited the national debate about gun control, but it’s uncertain whether Monday’s tragedy will revive action in Congress that failed against opposition from gun rights supporters.

Even after a national outcry when a gunman shot dead 20 young children and six adults in a Connecticut school in December, President Barack Obama was unable to find support from lawmakers for substantial changes.

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Monday’s shooting was at least the seventh mass shooting of Obama’s presidency.

People on both sides of the debate offered sympathy for the victims on Monday’s shooting, which killed 12 and left the gunman dead.

“When will enough be enough?” Sen. Dianne Feinstein, a leading advocate for tougher gun control…

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