**FILE** Advocates demanding tougher gun control laws were among several dozen protesters who greeted President Obama outside the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, Ore., on July 24, 2012. Obama was in Oregon to raise money for his re-election campaign. (Associated Press)

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**FILE** Advocates demanding tougher gun control laws were among several dozen protesters who greeted President Obama outside the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, Ore., on July 24, 2012. Obama was in Oregon to raise money for his re-election campaign. (Associated Press)