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America's gun-control debate: The dueling protest signs
Across the country, gun-control advocates and opponents are making no secret of their often-passionate opinions
 
Welcome to the gun-control show.
Welcome to the gun-control show. David Ryder/Getty Images

America's long-running gun-control debate is heating up, and after Sandy Hook, everyone seems to be taking a side. President Obama, for one, has announced a plan to beef up gun control in the U.S., sparking outrage among gun-rights advocates who oppose firearm restrictions. But as lawmakers duke it out over gun legislation, let's take a look at how ordinary Americans on both sides of the debate are expressing their views. 

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Travis Krause and his daughter Ruby participate in a pro-gun rally in Olympia, Wash., Jan. 19.

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A woman crosses the street with her son while participating in an anti-gun-violence rally in New York, Jan. 21.

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Katryn Kobor, a pro-gun supporter, holds a sign during a protest outside the Arizona State Capitol in Phoenix, Jan. 19. 

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A Connecticut man protests in front of a hotel hosting the East Coast Fire Arms Show in Stamford, Jan. 5. 

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Demonstrators gather to protest during the Guns Across America pro-gun rally in Albany, New York, Jan. 19. 

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Anti-gun protesters gather at a Walmart in Danbury, Conn., after nearly 300,000 citizens nationwide signed a petition urging the superstore to stop sales of assault weapons.

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A demonstrator in Olympia, Wash., during the Guns Across America rally, Jan. 19. 

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Luna Miller crosses the Brooklyn Bridge during the One Million Moms for Gun Control march, Jan. 21. 

 

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