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US congress weighs gun-control steps

Relatives of victims hope recent violence will prompt adoption of restrictions opposed by gun-owners lobby.
Last Modified: 30 Jan 2013 09:15

Gun control is a priority for Barack Obama in his second presidential term.

The US congress is considering a range of restrictions to control gun-related violence. But it faces an uphill battle from gun owners and their influential associations.

As Al Jazeera's John Hendren reports from Winnetka, Illinois, families of victims hope that recent violence may force change that they have long awaited for.

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