Guns in America

Justice for Trayvon? Repeal ALEC's 'Stand Your Ground'

Justice for Trayvon? Repeal ALEC's 'Stand Your Ground'
The acquittal of George Zimmerman for killing unarmed high-schooler Trayvon Martin serves as a reminder of the continuing inequities in America's criminal justice system -- and might be the impetus to repeal a law like "Stand Your Ground," which was adopted by the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) and subsequently spread across the country.
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IL Will: State Lawmakers Scramble to Legalize Concealed Guns at Federal Deadline

IL Will: State Lawmakers Scramble to Legalize Concealed Guns at Federal Deadline
Lawmakers are set to consider Gov. Pat Quinn's proposed changes to a bill that would end Illinois' status as the last state to ban the concealed carry of weapons in public today. The Chicago Democrat has been highlighting the city's gun violence, saying recent shootings show the need for tougher restrictions on weapons. But the state must lift the concealed carry ban by Tuesday to meet a federal appeals court's deadline, and lawmakers are widely expected to override his proposed amendments.
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Sophia Tareen
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The Show Me Your Gun State: Missouri Governor Vetoes Gun-Friendly Bill

The Show Me Your Gun State: Missouri Governor Vetoes Gun-Friendly Bill
Gov. Jay Nixon vetoed legislation Friday that would have made it a crime for federal agents to attempt to enforce federal gun laws in Missouri and could have landed journalists in jail for publishing the names of gun owners in the state.
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David A. Lieb
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Six Months After Sandy Hook, Gun Legislation Still Stalled

Six Months After Sandy Hook, Gun Legislation Still Stalled
Sandy Hook families and other activists are keeping pressure on lawmakers to expand background purchases for firearm sales, despite Senate rejection of the measure in April and no indication votes have shifted. As the half-year anniversary of the massacre approaches, lobbying efforts and events are planned throughout the week.
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The AP
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NRA Host: Gun Law Opponents are Suffering Like Victims of Racial Segregation

NRA Host: Gun Law Opponents are Suffering Like Victims of Racial Segregation
Referencing past instances of racial discrimination and relating them to individuals who oppose new laws aimed at preventing gun violence is nothing new for the NRA.
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