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This time, violence lands on Congress’ doorstep

Debate on guns likely to resurface

WASHINGTON — President Obama on Monday wearily lamented ‘‘yet another mass shooting,’’ this time a few blocks from Capitol Hill, where the debate that raged earlier this year over tightening firearms laws has stalled amid opposition from gun-rights advocates.

The shooting at the Washington Navy Yard came a week after voters recalled two Colorado legislators who supported tougher gun measures, illustrating the strong political headwinds faced by lawmakers seeking to respond to the violence by targeting firearms.

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