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Congress: Focusing on the gun debate

Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (D-L.I.) pushed to ban high-capacity gun clips on Monday in response to the Arizona shootings, but quickly got pushback from her Staten Island rookie colleague,” the New York Daily News writes.

“A longtime Senate gun control advocate announced plans Monday to introduce legislation banning high-capacity ammunition clips like the one linked to a weekend shooting that left six dead and an Arizona congresswoman gravely wounded,” the AP says. “Sen. Frank Lautenberg, D-N.J., said he would introduce the measure to re-establish a prohibition that lapsed in 2004 on clips that feed more than 10 rounds at a time.”

Roll Call: “The latest iteration of the gun control debate on Capitol Hill -- touched off after Saturday’s tragic events in Tucson, Ariz. -- is set to focus on banning the type of extended handgun magazine clip used in the shooting that left six dead and 14 wounded.”

A day after Reps. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) and Heath Shuler (D-NC) said they were going to start carrying guns to their events, the Sergeant at Arms says members should not do that. "I don't think that's a good idea," Terrance Gainer said on ‘Good Morning America.’ "I think we should leave the law enforcement and security to those professionals." He added, "I've been a policeman for 42 years and I don't think introducing more guns to the situation is helpful.”

“FBI agents on Friday arrested a Colorado man who threatened Sen. Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) and his staff.” And: “The man, whom the Denver Post identified as John Troy Davis, reportedly was upset about his Social Security benefits and had previously threatened to ‘shoot’ Bennet’s staff as well as ‘set fire to the perimeter’ of Bennet’s Denver office.”