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Obama to propose sweeping gun control measures Wednesday

White House Press Secretary Jay Carney speaks during the news conference at the White House in Washington January 15, 2013. Carney announced that President Barack Obama will unveil a series of measures to counter gun violence during a White House event on Wednesday. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS CRIME LAW)

White House Press Secretary Jay Carney speaks during the news conference at the White House in Washington January 15, 2013. Carney announced that President Barack Obama will unveil a series of measures to counter gun violence during a White House...more

White House Press Secretary Jay Carney speaks during the news conference at the White House in Washington January 15, 2013. Carney announced that President Barack Obama will unveil a series of measures to counter gun violence during a White House event on Wednesday. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS CRIME LAW)
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U.S. President Barack Obama takes questions from reporters during a news conference at the White House in Washington, January 14, 2013. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

U.S. President Barack Obama takes questions from reporters during a news conference at the White House in Washington, January 14, 2013. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

U.S. President Barack Obama takes questions from reporters during a news conference at the White House in Washington, January 14, 2013. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
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