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Latest update : 2013-01-11

Guns rule in America

The Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, in which 20 children and six teachers were killed in cold blood, has shaken the United States to the core. The December 14th massacre has reopened the debate on gun control, in a country where owning a weapon is an inalienable right. Supporters of gun ownership now want armed policemen in schools, but our reporters met critics who say the law has to change.

By Rayan HINDI , Stéphanie Brillant

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