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Dave Baril has served in the US Marine Corps for over 18 years, deployed twice to Iraq, and is a gun owner. But after a teenager killed 17 people in Florida last month -- the deadliest school shooting to hit the country over five years -- he took his personal AR-15 rifle to a local police station and turned it in for destruction. Baril is one of a group of U.S. military veterans calling for tighter firearms regulations in an effort to reduce gun violence in America, bringing their knowledge of weapons and war -- and accompanying credibility -- to the contentious debate. Shootings at a Las Vegas concert last year and at the Parkland, Florida high school "really woke me up the most," he said. The 42-year-old said he is "all for the 2nd Amendment" to the US Constitution, which guarantees the right to bear arms. "But that doesn't mean that... we should all be driving around in...

Full article: https://www.military.com/off-duty/2018/03/08/us-veterans-...

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