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Obama appoints task force to tackle gun control

WASHINGTON — President Obama on Wednesday ­announced an interagency task force led by Vice President Joe Biden to quickly draft gun-control proposals that would be acted upon “without delay,” as soon as January.

The president joins congressional Democrats, state legislators, and gun control advocates seeking to transform grief over the Connecticut school shootings into a national campaign to enact tougher gun laws, which could include a ban on assault weapons and high-capacity magazines.

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