Quick change magazines and an M1911 pistol are on display at the Caspian Arms booth during the 35th annual SHOT Show in Las Vegas. President Barack Obama urged a reluctant Congress on Wednesday to require background checks for all gun sales and ban both military-style assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines in an emotion-laden plea to curb gun violence in America.
Quick change magazines and an M1911 pistol are on display at the Caspian Arms booth during the 35th annual SHOT Show in Las Vegas. President Barack Obama urged a reluctant Congress on Wednesday to require background checks for all gun sales and ban both military-style assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines in an emotion-laden plea to curb gun violence in America.
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published Thursday, January 17th, 2013
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