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Rifle teams are coming back--and some anti-gunners are applauding

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Emily Houston, a student at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a member of its rifle team, takes aim at a target. Houston, who learned to shoot over 10 years ago, represents a trend in America that is seeing a growth in the number of high school-age rifle teams.

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An aggressive push by the National Rifle Association is encouraging a new wave of youth marksmanship teams. Adherents say supervised rifling encourages safety. And even some gun control advocates agree.


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