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Gun control hot topic on Capitol Hill today

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(CBS) - Gun control will take center stage again today on Capitol Hill.

The Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing on the issue and the witnesses include astronaut and retired U.S. Navy Captain, Mark Kelly. Representing the other side, the executive vice president for the National Rifle Association.

Congress is considering new gun safety legislation that includes an assault weapons ban, limits on high capacity magazine clips and universal background checks.

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