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By USA Today
Friday, Jan. 4, 2013, 8:44 p.m.

WASHINGTON — Ten bills dealing with gun control were among the first introduced in the 113th Congress, according to a review of documents filed on the first day of the session.

All but two of the measures introduced by House lawmakers on Thursday advocated for more restrictions on firearms and were pushed by Democrats.

Freshman Republican Reps. Steve Stockman of Texas and Thomas Massie of Kentucky introduced bills to implement plans closer to that of the National Rifle Association, calling for the removal of “gun-free school zones.”

Gun regulation foes have argued that trained armed staff or security personnel could prevent school shootings like the one that killed 26 at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.

The remaining eight bills advocate more restrictions and tougher laws for those who sell, own or want to own firearms.

Rep. Carolyn McCarthy, D-N.Y., reintroduced a package of bills that includes language to strengthen background checks, bans on high-capacity magazine clips and Internet purchases of ammunition.

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