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Walmart Boosts Sales of AR-15's; and James Galbraith Says Don't Fear the Fiscal Cliff

12/20/12 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Thursday)
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Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I'm Rob Lorei. Coming up we'll talk with Nation Magazine writer George Zornick who has written an article entitled How WalMart Helped Make the Newtown Shooter's AR-15 the Most Popular Assault Weapon in America. Later we'll talk with Professor James Galbraith of the University of Texas at Austin on [6 R...

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President Obama promises swift action to deal with "epidemic" of gun deaths in the U.S. listen

12/19/12 AP
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Spurred by a horrific elementary school shooting, President Barack Obama vowed Wednesday to send Congress new policy proposals for reducing gun violence by January.

The president, who exerted little political capital on gun control despite a series of mass shootings in his first term, bristled at suggestions that he had been silent on the issue during his first four years in office. But he acknowledged that Friday's deadly shooting had been a wake-up call.

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