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People hold protest signs during the Guns Across America pro-gun rally at the State Capitol in Albany, New York, January 19, 2013. REUTERS/Hans Pennink

People hold protest signs during the Guns Across America pro-gun rally at the State Capitol in Albany, New York, January 19, 2013. REUTERS/Hans Pennink

People hold protest signs during the Guns Across America pro-gun rally at the State Capitol in Albany, New York, January 19, 2013. REUTERS/Hans Pennink
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People hold protest signs during the Guns Across America pro-gun rally at the State Capitol in Albany, New York, January 19, 2013. REUTERS/Hans Pennink

People hold protest signs during the Guns Across America pro-gun rally at the State Capitol in Albany, New York, January 19, 2013. REUTERS/Hans Pennink

People hold protest signs during the Guns Across America pro-gun rally at the State Capitol in Albany, New York, January 19, 2013. REUTERS/Hans Pennink
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People hold protest signs during the Guns Across America pro-gun rally at the State Capitol in Albany, New York, January 19, 2013. REUTERS/Hans Pennink

People hold protest signs during the Guns Across America pro-gun rally at the State Capitol in Albany, New York, January 19, 2013. REUTERS/Hans Pennink

People hold protest signs during the Guns Across America pro-gun rally at the State Capitol in Albany, New York, January 19, 2013. REUTERS/Hans Pennink
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New York Assemblyman Steven F. McLaughlin speaks during the Guns Across America pro-gun rally at the State Capitol in Albany, New York, January 19, 2013. REUTERS/Hans Pennink

New York Assemblyman Steven F. McLaughlin speaks during the Guns Across America pro-gun rally at the State Capitol in Albany, New York, January 19, 2013. REUTERS/Hans Pennink

New York Assemblyman Steven F. McLaughlin speaks during the Guns Across America pro-gun rally at the State Capitol in Albany, New York, January 19, 2013. REUTERS/Hans Pennink
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Jay Hartley carries his 8 year old daughter during the Guns Across America pro-gun rally at the State Capitol in Hartford, Connecticut, January 19, 2013. REUTERS/Michelle McLoughlin

Jay Hartley carries his 8 year old daughter during the Guns Across America pro-gun rally at the State Capitol in Hartford, Connecticut, January 19, 2013. REUTERS/Michelle McLoughlin

Jay Hartley carries his 8 year old daughter during the Guns Across America pro-gun rally at the State Capitol in Hartford, Connecticut, January 19, 2013. REUTERS/Michelle McLoughlin
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People protest during the Guns Across America pro-gun rally at the State Capitol in Albany, New York, January 19, 2013. REUTERS/Hans Pennink

People protest during the Guns Across America pro-gun rally at the State Capitol in Albany, New York, January 19, 2013. REUTERS/Hans Pennink

People protest during the Guns Across America pro-gun rally at the State Capitol in Albany, New York, January 19, 2013. REUTERS/Hans Pennink
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People protest during the Guns Across America pro-gun rally at the State Capitol in Albany, New York, January 19, 2013. REUTERS/Hans Pennink

People protest during the Guns Across America pro-gun rally at the State Capitol in Albany, New York, January 19, 2013. REUTERS/Hans Pennink

People protest during the Guns Across America pro-gun rally at the State Capitol in Albany, New York, January 19, 2013. REUTERS/Hans Pennink
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John Noto of Springville, New York, displays signs prior to the start of the Guns Across America pro-gun rally at the State Capitol in Albany, New York, January 19, 2013. REUTERS/Hans Pennink

John Noto of Springville, New York, displays signs prior to the start of the Guns Across America pro-gun rally at the State Capitol in Albany, New York, January 19, 2013. REUTERS/Hans Pennink

John Noto of Springville, New York, displays signs prior to the start of the Guns Across America pro-gun rally at the State Capitol in Albany, New York, January 19, 2013. REUTERS/Hans Pennink
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New York Assemblyman Jim Tedisco (R-Glenville) speaks during the Guns Across America pro-gun rally at the State Capitol in Albany, New York, January 19, 2013. REUTERS/Hans Pennink

New York Assemblyman Jim Tedisco (R-Glenville) speaks during the Guns Across America pro-gun rally at the State Capitol in Albany, New York, January 19, 2013. REUTERS/Hans Pennink

New York Assemblyman Jim Tedisco (R-Glenville) speaks during the Guns Across America pro-gun rally at the State Capitol in Albany, New York, January 19, 2013. REUTERS/Hans Pennink
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Jared Jeanotte of Long Island, New York, displays a sign during the Guns Across America pro-gun rally at the State Capitol in Albany, New York, January 19, 2013. REUTERS/Hans Pennink

Jared Jeanotte of Long Island, New York, displays a sign during the Guns Across America pro-gun rally at the State Capitol in Albany, New York, January 19, 2013. REUTERS/Hans Pennink

Jared Jeanotte of Long Island, New York, displays a sign during the Guns Across America pro-gun rally at the State Capitol in Albany, New York, January 19, 2013. REUTERS/Hans Pennink
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New York Assemblyman Jim Tedisco (R-Glenville) speaks during the Guns Across America pro-gun rally at the State Capitol in Albany, New York, January 19, 2013. REUTERS/Hans Pennink

New York Assemblyman Jim Tedisco (R-Glenville) speaks during the Guns Across America pro-gun rally at the State Capitol in Albany, New York, January 19, 2013. REUTERS/Hans Pennink

New York Assemblyman Jim Tedisco (R-Glenville) speaks during the Guns Across America pro-gun rally at the State Capitol in Albany, New York, January 19, 2013. REUTERS/Hans Pennink
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People protest during the Guns Across America pro-gun rally at the State Capitol in Albany, New York, January 19, 2013. REUTERS/Hans Pennink

People protest during the Guns Across America pro-gun rally at the State Capitol in Albany, New York, January 19, 2013. REUTERS/Hans Pennink

People protest during the Guns Across America pro-gun rally at the State Capitol in Albany, New York, January 19, 2013. REUTERS/Hans Pennink
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Warren A. Richardson of Schenectady, New York displays a protest sign during the Guns Across America pro-gun rally at the State Capitol in Albany, New York, January 19, 2013. REUTERS/Hans Pennink

Warren A. Richardson of Schenectady, New York displays a protest sign during the Guns Across America pro-gun rally at the State Capitol in Albany, New York, January 19, 2013. REUTERS/Hans Pennink

Warren A. Richardson of Schenectady, New York displays a protest sign during the Guns Across America pro-gun rally at the State Capitol in Albany, New York, January 19, 2013. REUTERS/Hans Pennink
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Progun enthusiasts hold signs as they participate during the Guns Across America pro-gun rally at the State Capitol in Atlanta, Georgia, January 19, 2013. REUTERS/Tami Chappell

Progun enthusiasts hold signs as they participate during the Guns Across America pro-gun rally at the State Capitol in Atlanta, Georgia, January 19, 2013. REUTERS/Tami Chappell

Progun enthusiasts hold signs as they participate during the Guns Across America pro-gun rally at the State Capitol in Atlanta, Georgia, January 19, 2013. REUTERS/Tami Chappell
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Michael Rugh (2nd-L) holds a AR-15 rifle as he participates along with David Mace (L) and Luchie Wooten (R), during the Guns Across America pro-gun rally at the State Capitol in Atlanta, Georgia, January 19, 2013. REUTERS/Tami Chappell

Michael Rugh (2nd-L) holds a AR-15 rifle as he participates along with David Mace (L) and Luchie Wooten (R), during the Guns Across America pro-gun rally at the State Capitol in Atlanta, Georgia, January 19, 2013. REUTERS/Tami Chappell

Michael Rugh (2nd-L) holds a AR-15 rifle as he participates along with David Mace (L) and Luchie Wooten (R), during the Guns Across America pro-gun rally at the State Capitol in Atlanta, Georgia, January 19, 2013. REUTERS/Tami Chappell
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A couple hold a banner during the Guns Across America pro-gun rally at the State Capitol in Denver, Colorado, January 19, 2013. REUTERS/Mark Leffingwell

A couple hold a banner during the Guns Across America pro-gun rally at the State Capitol in Denver, Colorado, January 19, 2013. REUTERS/Mark Leffingwell

A couple hold a banner during the Guns Across America pro-gun rally at the State Capitol in Denver, Colorado, January 19, 2013. REUTERS/Mark Leffingwell
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A man calling himself John Q. Citizen, a law abiding American, wears a toy assault rifle slung over his shoulder during the Guns Across America pro-gun rally at the State Capitol in Denver, Colorado, January 19, 2013. REUTERS/Mark Leffingwell

A man calling himself John Q. Citizen, a law abiding American, wears a toy assault rifle slung over his shoulder during the Guns Across America pro-gun rally at the State Capitol in Denver, Colorado, January 19, 2013. REUTERS/Mark Leffingwell

A man calling himself John Q. Citizen, a law abiding American, wears a toy assault rifle slung over his shoulder during the Guns Across America pro-gun rally at the State Capitol in Denver, Colorado, January 19, 2013. REUTERS/Mark Leffingwell
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Gun legislation protesters hold signs during the Guns Across America pro-gun rally at the State Capitol in Denver, Colorado, January 19, 2013. REUTERS/Mark Leffingwell

Gun legislation protesters hold signs during the Guns Across America pro-gun rally at the State Capitol in Denver, Colorado, January 19, 2013. REUTERS/Mark Leffingwell

Gun legislation protesters hold signs during the Guns Across America pro-gun rally at the State Capitol in Denver, Colorado, January 19, 2013. REUTERS/Mark Leffingwell
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Bob Dobyns speaks as several hundred people listen during the Guns Across America pro-gun rally at the State Capitol in Denver, Colorado, January 19, 2013. REUTERS/Mark Leffingwell

Bob Dobyns speaks as several hundred people listen during the Guns Across America pro-gun rally at the State Capitol in Denver, Colorado, January 19, 2013. REUTERS/Mark Leffingwell

Bob Dobyns speaks as several hundred people listen during the Guns Across America pro-gun rally at the State Capitol in Denver, Colorado, January 19, 2013. REUTERS/Mark Leffingwell
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Gun legislation protesters hold signs during the Guns Across America pro-gun rally at the State Capitol in Denver, Colorado, January 19, 2013. REUTERS/Mark Leffingwell

Gun legislation protesters hold signs during the Guns Across America pro-gun rally at the State Capitol in Denver, Colorado, January 19, 2013. REUTERS/Mark Leffingwell

Gun legislation protesters hold signs during the Guns Across America pro-gun rally at the State Capitol in Denver, Colorado, January 19, 2013. REUTERS/Mark Leffingwell
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Scott Lowell chants with the crowd while holding his sign and listening to the speakers during the Guns Across America pro-gun rally at the State Capitol in Denver, Colorado, January 19, 2013. REUTERS/Mark Leffingwell

Scott Lowell chants with the crowd while holding his sign and listening to the speakers during the Guns Across America pro-gun rally at the State Capitol in Denver, Colorado, January 19, 2013. REUTERS/Mark Leffingwell

Scott Lowell chants with the crowd while holding his sign and listening to the speakers during the Guns Across America pro-gun rally at the State Capitol in Denver, Colorado, January 19, 2013. REUTERS/Mark Leffingwell
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Connie Lamdin of Colorado Springs shows her support during the Guns Across America pro-gun rally at the State Capitol in Denver, Colorado, January 19, 2013. REUTERS/Mark Leffingwell

Connie Lamdin of Colorado Springs shows her support during the Guns Across America pro-gun rally at the State Capitol in Denver, Colorado, January 19, 2013. REUTERS/Mark Leffingwell

Connie Lamdin of Colorado Springs shows her support during the Guns Across America pro-gun rally at the State Capitol in Denver, Colorado, January 19, 2013. REUTERS/Mark Leffingwell
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Gun legislation protesters hold signs during the Guns Across America pro-gun rally at the State Capitol in Denver, Colorado, January 19, 2013. REUTERS/Mark Leffingwell

Gun legislation protesters hold signs during the Guns Across America pro-gun rally at the State Capitol in Denver, Colorado, January 19, 2013. REUTERS/Mark Leffingwell

Gun legislation protesters hold signs during the Guns Across America pro-gun rally at the State Capitol in Denver, Colorado, January 19, 2013. REUTERS/Mark Leffingwell
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A father from Newtown, Connecticut was one of hundreds of supporters during the Guns Across America pro-gun rally at the State Capitol in Hartford, Connecticut, January 19, 2013. REUTERS/Michelle McLoughlin

A father from Newtown, Connecticut was one of hundreds of supporters during the Guns Across America pro-gun rally at the State Capitol in Hartford, Connecticut, January 19, 2013. REUTERS/Michelle McLoughlin

A father from Newtown, Connecticut was one of hundreds of supporters during the Guns Across America pro-gun rally at the State Capitol in Hartford, Connecticut, January 19, 2013. REUTERS/Michelle McLoughlin
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Hundreds of people gather during the Guns Across America pro-gun rally at the State Capitol in Hartford, Connecticut, January 19, 2013. REUTERS/Michelle McLoughlin

Hundreds of people gather during the Guns Across America pro-gun rally at the State Capitol in Hartford, Connecticut, January 19, 2013. REUTERS/Michelle McLoughlin

Hundreds of people gather during the Guns Across America pro-gun rally at the State Capitol in Hartford, Connecticut, January 19, 2013. REUTERS/Michelle McLoughlin
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An 8 year old girl holds a sign during the Guns Across America pro-gun rally at the State Capitol in Hartford, Connecticut, January 19, 2013. REUTERS/Michelle McLoughlin

An 8 year old girl holds a sign during the Guns Across America pro-gun rally at the State Capitol in Hartford, Connecticut, January 19, 2013. REUTERS/Michelle McLoughlin

An 8 year old girl holds a sign during the Guns Across America pro-gun rally at the State Capitol in Hartford, Connecticut, January 19, 2013. REUTERS/Michelle McLoughlin
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Hundreds of people gather during the Guns Across America pro-gun rally at the State Capitol in Hartford, Connecticut, January 19, 2013. REUTERS/Michelle McLoughlin

Hundreds of people gather during the Guns Across America pro-gun rally at the State Capitol in Hartford, Connecticut, January 19, 2013. REUTERS/Michelle McLoughlin

Hundreds of people gather during the Guns Across America pro-gun rally at the State Capitol in Hartford, Connecticut, January 19, 2013. REUTERS/Michelle McLoughlin
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John Biedler of the Connecticut Citizens Defense League recites the Oathkeeper pledge during the Guns Across America pro-gun rally at the State Capitol in Hartford, Connecticut, January 19, 2013. REUTERS/Michelle McLoughlin

John Biedler of the Connecticut Citizens Defense League recites the Oathkeeper pledge during the Guns Across America pro-gun rally at the State Capitol in Hartford, Connecticut, January 19, 2013. REUTERS/Michelle McLoughlin

John Biedler of the Connecticut Citizens Defense League recites the Oathkeeper pledge during the Guns Across America pro-gun rally at the State Capitol in Hartford, Connecticut, January 19, 2013. REUTERS/Michelle McLoughlin
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Hundreds of supporters gather during the Guns Across America pro-gun rally at the State Capitol in Hartford, Connecticut, January 19, 2013. REUTERS/Michelle McLoughlin

Hundreds of supporters gather during the Guns Across America pro-gun rally at the State Capitol in Hartford, Connecticut, January 19, 2013. REUTERS/Michelle McLoughlin

Hundreds of supporters gather during the Guns Across America pro-gun rally at the State Capitol in Hartford, Connecticut, January 19, 2013. REUTERS/Michelle McLoughlin
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Hundreds of supporters gather during the Guns Across America pro-gun rally at the State Capitol in Hartford, Connecticut, January 19, 2013. REUTERS/Michelle McLoughlin

Hundreds of supporters gather during the Guns Across America pro-gun rally at the State Capitol in Hartford, Connecticut, January 19, 2013. REUTERS/Michelle McLoughlin

Hundreds of supporters gather during the Guns Across America pro-gun rally at the State Capitol in Hartford, Connecticut, January 19, 2013. REUTERS/Michelle McLoughlin
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Supporters recite the Pledge of Allegiance during the Guns Across America pro-gun rally at the State Capitol in Hartford, Connecticut, January 19, 2013. REUTERS/Michelle McLoughlin

Supporters recite the Pledge of Allegiance during the Guns Across America pro-gun rally at the State Capitol in Hartford, Connecticut, January 19, 2013. REUTERS/Michelle McLoughlin

Supporters recite the Pledge of Allegiance during the Guns Across America pro-gun rally at the State Capitol in Hartford, Connecticut, January 19, 2013. REUTERS/Michelle McLoughlin
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