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CA Dems Propose Strengthening State's Gun Control Laws

CA Dems Propose Strengthening State's Gun Control Laws
Senate Democrats had been promising to outline a broad package of gun control legislation, and today they announced the full slate. In a press conference with leaders from across the state, including Mayors Lee and Villaraigosa, police chiefs and gun control activists, they announced the cornerstones of their work on the issue this year. Some of these already have numbers, others are still waiting to be filed.
1. Require Hand Gun Safety Certificate and Eliminate 30 Day Loan Requirement. (Marty Block, D-San Diego)
2. Clarifying that revolving shotguns are banned under Cal...
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The Firing Range Fills Up While Obama Promotes Gun Safety in MN

The Firing Range Fills Up While Obama Promotes Gun Safety in MN
President Barack Obama visited a former school in Minneapolis Monday to stand before more than 100 uniformed cops in the hopes of heading off another school massacre or other mass-shooting of the kind that has rocked the country in recent months.
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Obama Takes His Gun Control Show on the Road

In his first road trip to promote his plan to fight gun violence, President Obama visits Minneapolis the recent site of a mass shooting. In September, a man shot and killed six people at the Minneapolis business he worked at before taking his own life.
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Shocking Statistic: Southern Men Are More Likely to Own Guns

Shocking Statistic: Southern Men Are More Likely to Own Guns
A statistical model shows the odds of a man owning a gun are five times greater than the odds of a woman owning a gun, once the influence of other factors related to gun ownership is taken into account. Being from the South and being married are the next-most influential predictors.
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Republican Senator: Video Games are a 'Bigger Problem Than Guns’

Republican Senator: Video Games are a 'Bigger Problem Than Guns’
On MSNBC on Thursday, Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN) dismissed universal background checks, saying that he thinks video games are “a bigger problem” than guns because they “affect people."
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15-Year-Old Unintentionally Kills Himself with Family Handgun

15-Year-Old Unintentionally Kills Himself with Family Handgun
15-year-old Matthew Daniels, of Sweetwater, Tennessee unintentionally shot himself with a family handgun. "We have no sign that he was depressed or anything of that nature, so it looks like an accidental shooting."
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In Wake of TX Shooting, Teachers Think Arming Themselves is 'Bad Policy'

In Wake of TX Shooting, Teachers Think Arming Themselves is 'Bad Policy'
Texas AFT, the Dallas ISD chief of police, and a spokeswoman for the Texas PTA argued that arming teachers and administrators with guns and expecting them to serve as adequate substitutes for trained officers is bad policy.
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Missile Launcher Turns Up in Seattle Gun Buyback

Missile Launcher Turns Up in Seattle Gun Buyback
Seattle police are tracking down the history of a nonfunctional missile launcher that showed up at a weapons buyback program. The single-use device had already been used. It’s a launch tube assembly for a Stinger portable surface-to-air missile.
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MI Lawmaker: Guns Have Nothing to Do with CT Shootings

MI Lawmaker: Guns Have Nothing to Do with CT Shootings
Guns have nothing to do with gun violence, at least according to Michigan State Senator Rick Jones.
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VIDEO: Biden's Google+ Hangout on Gun Violence

VIDEO: Biden's Google+ Hangout on Gun Violence
Thursday afternoon, Vice President Biden sat down with Americans from around the country to talk about proposals to reduce gun violence in a live Google+ Hangout. During the virtual roundtable, participants from all different backgrounds asked the Vice President about topics ranging from an assault weapons ban to the Second Amendment and from mental health checks to making our schools safer.
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