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Richard Blumenthal

Hillary Clinton's fierce gun-control advocacy marks sea change for Democrats

WASHINGTON _ A near epidemic of gun violence in the United States has prompted Hillary Clinton to embrace the cause of gun control with an aggressiveness not seen from a major Democratic presidential contender since her husband ran for the White House more than two decades ago.tmpplchld One day after the mass shooting that left nine people dead at a community college in Roseburg, Ore., Clinton promised voters she'd "fight for new, effective gun control measures" if elected president. She called it "heartbreaking" and "sickening" and added: "What is wrong with us that we can't stand up to the NRA and the gun lobby and the gun manufacturers? This is...