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January 25, 2013

Gun Violence Legislation: Senate Bills Emerge With Bipartisan Support

WASHINGTON -- They may not target issues as hefty as banning assault weapons or high-capacity gun magazines, but bills with bipartisan support are surfacing on Capitol Hill that would advance pieces of President Barack Obama's gun violence package.

Sen. John Rockefeller (D-W.Va.) introduced legislation Thursday that would direct the National Academy of Sciences to study the impact of violent video games and video programming on children. The bill, called the Violent Content Research Act of 2013, has three Republicans co-sponsors: Sens. Mike Johanns (Neb.), Dean Heller (Nev.) and Tom Coburn (Okla.).

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