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Bill Clinton Calls Opponents of Gun Control Nuts

Bill Clinton Calls Opponents of Gun Control Nuts
"Half of all mass killings in the United States have occurred since the assault weapons ban expired in 2005," said Bill Clinton. "Half, in all of the history of the country."
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Gun Violence in America: Four Newtowns a Day, a 9/11 a Month

Gun Violence in America: Four Newtowns a Day, a 9/11 a Month
With more than 30,000 Americans killed by guns each year - 85 deaths per day - setting limits and regulations on gun ownership is just one aspect to be considered in curbing the violence. If this country realized that we suffer from four Newtowns, five Auroras and five Columbines a day, and a World Trade Center each and every month, would we tolerate these weapons that have no purpose but to kill?
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Prosecutor: Dark Knight Shooter 'Wanted to Kill All of Them'

Prosecutor: Dark Knight Shooter 'Wanted to Kill All of Them'
A hearing laying out the evidence against the accused gunman in the Colorado theater shooting ended Wednesday with the defense deciding not to call witnesses to explain James Holmes' mental health. Defense attorneys had won unusual permission to call two witnesses during the hearing but changed their minds, saying the rules of the preliminary hearing severely limited what evidence they could present.
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With Guns, All Politics Is Local

With Guns, All Politics Is Local
All politics is local, and if there’s one issue area that brings this home, it’s guns. When it comes to guns and firearm violence, most of the real legislative action will take place in our state capitals, and in some instances our city councils.
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End of 2012 Saw Fewer Gun Purchases in CT and CO

End of 2012 Saw Fewer Gun Purchases in CT and CO
People who lived in the two states that saw the most deadly U.S. mass shootings in 2012 were less enthusiastic about buying new guns at the end of the year than those in most other states, according to an Associated Press analysis of new FBI data.
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Viral Letter Writer on Fox: Stalin, Pol Pot and Hitler Would Agree with Feinstein

On Monday morning's Fox and Friends, host Steve Doocy spoke with guest Joshua Boston, who wrote a letter to Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) expressing his opposition to her proposed ban on assault weapons. Doocy was able to get the Marine to play along with his straw-man argument that the government is coming after our guns.
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Former NRA President: Gun Control is Another Form of Racial Discrimination

Is a proposal by Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) to ban assault weapons the same thing as racial discrimination?
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Mass Shootings Do Little to Change State Gun Laws

We found that while legislators in Virginia, Alabama, Arizona, New York, Texas, and Colorado sometimes contemplated tightening rules after rampage shootings, few measures gained passage. In fact, several states have made it easier to buy more guns and take them to more places.
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VT Teacher Surrenders Loaded Semi-Automatic to Police

Neighbors asked police to do a welfare check on Davis after seeing him carry the rifle to his vehicle Sunday evening. Davis then voluntarily surrendered the gun, telling police he put it in the trunk of his car in order to bring it to a storage unit he recently rented. The weapon was in the case and there were two, 30-round, high capacity magazines loaded.
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GOP Congressman: ‘I Really Don’t Know Why People Need Assault Weapons’

Fresh on the heels of threatening to leave the GOP over Boehner's failure to bring a Hurricane Sandy relief bill to vote, Rep. Peter King (R-NY) appeared on MSNBC's Morning Joe on Thursday and discussed the need for more gun control.
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