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Conn. massacre reignites gun control debate

Some politicians are pushing for stricter control on the sales of guns.

WOODBURY - Some politicians are pushing for a renewed debate on gun control in the days following the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newton, Conn.

Politicians like Long Island Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (D-N.Y.) are pushing for strict gun control. McCarthy, whose husband was killed in a shooting on the Long Island Rail Road, says she will push to restrict assault-type weapons and high-capacity clips.

Gun advocates say that restricting guns is not the answer to stopping these tragedies, instead they say it is a mental health issue.

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