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Delegation appears firm against assault rifle ban

Dec 19, 2012 McClatchy Newspapers

CHEYENNE -- The three members of Wyoming's congressional delegation appear committed to opposing any proposal to limit access to assault weapons.

President Barack Obama and several other lawmakers have called for Congress to adopt stricter gun-control laws following last week's mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Connecticut.

Authorities say the gunman used a high-powered, military-style rifle during the shootings that left 26 dead, including 20 children.

In an address Sunday, Obama said he would "use whatever power this office holds ... in an effort aimed at preventing more tragedies like this."

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