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Celebs weigh in on gun control debate

POSTED: 09:56 AM PST Feb 07, 2013    UPDATED: 10:12 AM PST Feb 07, 2013 

Celebrities and survivors of shootings gathered in the nation's capital on Feb. 6 to urge lawmakers to act on firearm legislation. Take a look at the many famous faces who have weighed in on the gun control debate recently.

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Actress Amanda Peet's sister practices internal medicine at an inner-city hospital in North Philadelphia, which sees about 500 gunshot-wound victims per year. Peet stated at the Feb. 6 press conference: “Despite these numbers, some people believe my sister should be prohibited from asking her patients about guns in their homes,” she said. "Doctors can ask if their patients practice unsafe sex or use illicit drugs or have suicidal ideations or feel threatened in the home, but it’s illegal for them to discuss guns.”

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