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Proposals expected from Obama to curb gun violence

Banning assault weapons. Congress passed a 10-year ban on high-grade, military-style weapons in 1994, signed into law by President Bill Clinton. But supporters didn’t have the votes to renew the law when it expired in 2004.

Banning high-capacity ammunition magazines, like the ones used by the Newtown shooter.

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Requiring background checks for all gun buyers. Currently, people who buy guns at trade shows and through some other private purchases, such as over the Internet, are not required to submit to background checks. Gun-control advocates long have wanted Congress to close the ‘‘gun-show loophole.’’

SOURCE: Associated Press

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