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Brown opposes, Warren supports renewing assault weapons ban

The deadly shooting in ­Colorado has thrust the debate about gun control into the Massachusetts Senate race ­between Senator Scott Brown and Elizabeth Warren, exposing areas of deep division and some surprising agreement ­between the Republican and Democratic candidates.

Warren’s positions are largely in line with those of gun-control advocates, while Brown had long been endorsed by gun rights groups until he recently broke rank on a high-profile issue.

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