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When Men Murder Women in Okla: 97 Percent Knew Victim, 73 Percent Used Guns

When Men Murder Women in Okla: 97 Percent Knew Victim, 73 Percent Used Guns
A report issued this week showed Oklahoma had one of the nation's highest rates of women killed by men, another bad mark for the state, which was recently ranked by one group as one of the worst states for women in the country.
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Gun Rights Activists Politicize the Alamo for the First Time in Over a Century

Gun Rights Activists Politicize the Alamo for the First Time in Over a Century
Since its founding as the symbol of Texas independence, the Alamo was a political-free zone. The historic site where 200 Texans fended off — and ultimately died during — a siege by the Mexican army has been a place for universal remembrance, not political action. This all changed on Saturday when hundreds of gun rights activists charged the Alamo.
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CA Gov Brown Signs Nearly 90 Percent of Bills, Vetoes Gun Safety Measures

CA Gov Brown Signs Nearly 90 Percent of Bills, Vetoes Gun Safety Measures
While the odds have been better for Democratic legislation under Gov. Brown than the previous administration, some Democratic legislators have been a little frustrated with Gov. Brown's vetoes of major legislation. With that being said, the two year session that ended last year ended up with the Governor vetoing about 13 percent of the 1,866 bills that reached his desk.
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Rocky Mountain Gun Owners Endorse Greg Brophy for Governor

Rocky Mountain Gun Owners Endorse Greg Brophy for Governor
The "no compromise" gun rights organization Rocky Mountain Gun Owners, which dominated the opposition at the Colorado state capitol last spring to the slate of gun safety bills passed by the General Assembly, today announced their endorsement of Sen. Greg Brophy in the 2014 GOP gubernatorial primary.
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Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Gun Ban Case

Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Gun Ban Case
The Supreme Court will decide whether a man's Tennessee misdemeanor domestic assault plea should ban him from owning a gun. The high court on Tuesday agreed to hear an appeal of James Castleman's case.
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Big Gun Cartel: Why Gun Control Legislation Does Not Pass Congress

Big Gun Cartel: Why Gun Control Legislation Does Not Pass Congress
This past Friday, political strategist Cliff Schecter joined Sam Seder to explain why gun control legislation does not pass Congress, the big gun cartel, and why we need campaign finance reform for public safety.
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Sad Truth: Gun Massacres Like Navy Yard Shooting No Longer Shocking

Sad Truth: Gun Massacres Like Navy Yard Shooting No Longer Shocking
It is too soon to know why it happened or exactly how it happened. But we know this: A man walked into the Navy Yard in Washington D.C. Monday morning and killed at least 12 people and was himself killed.
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Police Chief Thinks Zimmerman is Another 'Sandy Hook' Waiting to Happen

Police Chief Thinks Zimmerman is Another 'Sandy Hook' Waiting to Happen
Lake Mary Police Chief Steve Bracknell agreed in an email exchange that George Zimmerman is a “ticking time bomb.” Bracknell exchanged emails with Santiago Rodriguez, who reached out to the police chief through an online form following the latest incident involving Zimmerman and his estranged wife Shellie Zimmerman.
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Blind People Granted Gun Permits in Iowa

Blind People Granted Gun Permits in Iowa
Iowa law enforcement officials are debating the wisdom of granting gun permits to blind people. The Des Moines Register reported that Iowa law doesn't allow sheriffs to deny a permit to carry a gun in public based on physical ability.
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Doing What They Can, Obama Administration Moves Forward Unilaterally on Gun Control

Doing What They Can, Obama Administration Moves Forward Unilaterally on Gun Control
Months after gun control efforts crumbled in Congress, Vice President Joe Biden stood shoulder to shoulder Thursday with the attorney general and the top U.S. firearms official and declared the Obama administration would take two new steps to curb American gun violence.
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