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Why one lifelong hunter is leading the charge for stricter gun control

Why one lifelong hunter is leading the charge for stricter gun control

It’s the photo of a 6-year-old smiling broadly in his Little League uniform that sticks with Mike Thompson as he pushes Congress to consider tougher gun control laws.

The Napa Valley Democrat was sitting in a Yolo Pass duck blind in 2012 when he learned of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, Conn.

“My phone started buzzing and I opened it and read the horrific news that all these little children and these teachers had been murdered,” he said. “They kept showing that picture of one little boy in a Little League uniform, you know, and he looks like Little League kids that live down the street from me, and Little League kids that I...

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