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Le Monde - France | Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Obama can continue with Clinton's work

If Barack Obama now tackles the gun laws, the US could finally put the Bush years behind it and continue where Clinton left off, the left-liberal daily Le Monde writes: "Bill Clinton was the champion of gun control, the policy aimed at restricting access to firearms. ... But in the wake of 9/11, the security revolution took hold of the US during George W. Bush's two terms in office from 2000 to 2008, and the dynamic was reversed. ... Finally there's good news: the Newtown massacre has prompted Senator Dianne Feinstein to table a law banning assault weapons. Does that remind you of anything? Yes, the text that Bill Clinton wrenched from Congress in 1994. America has reverted to its stance of 20 years ago, but it still has to pay the price for the Bush years."

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