Washington Braces for New Fight on Gun Control

A looming fight over gun control promises to start Washington’s political year with a bang.

President Barack Obama could issue executive orders aimed at reducing gun violence as early as Monday, provoking a battle with Republicans on Capitol Hill and on the presidential campaign trial.

“Tens of thousands of our fellow Americans have been mowed down by gun violence. Tens of thousands,” Obama said in his weekly address Saturday. “Each time, we’re told that commonsense reforms like background checks might not have stopped the last massacre, or the one before that, so we shouldn’t do anything.” READ MORE OF THIS STORY

Pakistan's foreign ministry and the US State Department have condemned the attack.

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