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Jackson: Blame it on the guns

The Rev. Jesse Jackson connects the dots from the alleged crimes of Scott Roeder and James von Brunn to their weapons of choice, also decrying the new law allowing concealed guns in national parks and the lack of political will to plug the gun-show loophole or bring back the assault weapons ban. "Hunters do not need assault weapons to kill deer," Jackson wrote in the Chicago Sun-Times. "Honest gun owners have a huge stake in policing the sale of guns so the nuts and haters have a hard time getting them. But instead of strengthening our laws after 9/11, we have been weakening them. The majority is getting rolled by a mobilized minority. Only leadership can turn that around."

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