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14-Year-Old Girl Shot Dead After Stepfather Allegedly Mistakes Her for a Burglar

14-Year-Old Girl Shot Dead After Stepfather Allegedly Mistakes Her for a Burglar
29-year-old Daniel Meade, of Colorado Springs, Colorado, shot his 14-year-old step-daughter, Kiana O'Neil, about 6 a.m. as she was crawling though a window in their home. Meade thought the girl was a burglar.
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Best and Worst of 2013: Gun Control

Best and Worst of 2013: Gun Control
The national conversation about guns was very loud to start 2013 after the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School, but little was done on a federal level to prevent another massacre from happening. Some progress, however, was made on the state level.
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Jersey City Mayor Fires Back at Gun Fanatics Who Invoke Holocaust in Name of Second Amendment

Jersey City Mayor Fires Back at Gun Fanatics Who Invoke Holocaust in Name of Second Amendment
Many conservatives have invoked Holocaust comparisons - and claimed that if European Jews only had guns in the 1930's and 1940's there would have never been a Holocaust - when it comes to any effort to implement new gun control laws.  This time, the focus of their anger is Jersey City mayor Steven Fulop, himself a grandchild of Holocaust survivors.
Mayor Fulop's offense is that he supports a measure which would require gun vendors that seek contracts with Jersey City to fill out
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40 Percent of Gunshot Injuries in FL Hospitals Are Due to Unintentional Shootings

40 Percent of Gunshot Injuries in FL Hospitals Are Due to Unintentional Shootings
Data collected by the Florida Department of Health has found that four out of every ten people who are rushed to a Florida hospital with a nonfatal gunshot injury were unintentionally shot. In Orange County, Florida that number jumps to more than half of the people treated for nonfatal gunshot injuries.In addition to leaving injuries which can be permanent, these gunshot wounds cost more than $57 million. The average unintentional gunshot patient admitted
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NH GOP Lawmaker Proposes Armed Revolt

NH GOP Lawmaker Proposes Armed Revolt
In an interview with a right-wing talk show Saturday, a New Hampshire Republican lawmaker argued that armed rebellion may be the “next step” for right-wing activists.
J.R. Hoell, a Tea Party-aligned state representative from Dunbarton, has been 
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After Sandy Hook: Why Gun Supporters Are as Fervent and Steadfast as Ever

After Sandy Hook: Why Gun Supporters Are as Fervent and Steadfast as Ever
At about this time last year, 20 six- and seven-year-old children, along with six adult school staff members were murdered in the town of Sandy Hook by the mentally disturbed son of a Connecticut gun lover — whose last gift to her overtly troubled son was a check intended for the purchase of a CZ 83 pistol. In Missouri and across the country, gun advocates are holding onto their firearms tighter than they ever have before.
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Liberals, Take Note: Dems Ran on Gun Control in VA and Won

Liberals, Take Note: Dems Ran on Gun Control in VA and Won
Just when it had become clear from the Colorado recalls that the NRA and its allies had scared Democrats around the land from ever mentioning guns again, it seems that not all the votes had been counted.
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Judge Rules CO Sheriffs Can't Sue State Over Gun Laws

Judge Rules CO Sheriffs Can't Sue State Over Gun Laws
A Colorado judge has ruled that county sheriffs can not sue the state as a group in their official capacities, but allowed them to do so as individuals. The lawsuit is part of the ongoing legal and political battles inside Colorado over gun rights and safety regulations.
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Gun Advocates Appeal 'Firearms Freedom Act' Ruling

Gun Advocates Appeal 'Firearms Freedom Act' Ruling
Gun advocates asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday to overturn a lower court's ruling against state laws designed to buck federal gun rules. Earlier this year, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a district judge's decision against the 2009 Montana Firearms Freedom Act. The law attempts to declare that federal firearms regulations don't apply to guns kept in the state where they were manufactured.
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Shooting Victims Line Up to Protect New Colorado Gun Laws

Shooting Victims Line Up to Protect New Colorado Gun Laws
Maybe the most dangerous place in Colorado to support gun-control is at the state capitol. After helping pass modest new gun laws, two senators were recalled in special elections and the “gunnies” are working to recall another senate supporter now. So a coalition of gun-control supporting groups held a news conference at the capitol Monday morning to remind shaky legislators why they voted for the gun laws in the first place.
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