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After school massacre, 100,000 Americans petition White House for gun control

In the first 15 hours following a mass-shooting that claimed more than two dozen lives Friday at a Connecticut elementary school, more than 100,000 Americans took their anger and frustration to the White House, asking the Obama administration for a renewed national debate on gun control.

The White House’s online petition system, dubbed ”We the People,” previously attracted national attention when political conservatives in all 50 states banded together to petition the White House for a path to secede from the United States.

But with at least eight separate active gun-control petitions, Friday’s effort produced greater support in barely 15 hours than the secession drive collected in its first 72.

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