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NRA criticizes Obama's reference to 'absolutism'

Rae Ridlon, left, and his son Dan Ridlon, from Los Almaos, carry semi-automatic rifles, during a guns ownership rally at the State Capitol in Santa Fe, Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013. Rallies are being held by gun rights advocates four days after President Barack Obama unveiled a sweeping plan to curb gun violence. Local organizer Josh Kennedy says the group is against a proposed assault-rifle ban and the rally is aimed at showing residents that gun owners aren't criminals. But Sen. Cisco McSorley says bringing guns to the New Mexico statehouse doesn't open dialogue about the ongoing debate about gun control. (AP Photo/The Albuquerque Journal, Eddie Moore) Photo by