In this Oct. 2, 2015, file photo, President Barack Obama speaks to reporters in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)
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President Barack Obama is considering more executive action on gun control.The return of the gun debate comes in the first White House contest since the December 2012 shootings in Newtown, Connecticut, that killed 20 children and six educators at an elementary school, and a string of mass shootings after that. Democrats say support for new gun laws is broader now and the politics of the issue have shifted enough to make the push for tougher measures a political winner, even if there remains almost no chance for success in Congress.Republicans are eager for Democrats to test the theory.They watched the Democratic debate and saw fodder for advertising aimed at rural voters and gun owners still firmly opposed to putting more restrictions on gun purchases. A July Pew Research Center poll found that 85 percent of those questioned, including 87 percent of those in gun-owning households, support requiring background checks for private sales and at gun shows.
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