Gun laws

MN Capitol Anti-Gun Violence Rally Gets Personal for Hayden

Minnesota State Senator Jeff Hayden tells a crowd that "enough is enough" when it comes to putting up with gun violence. Hayden lost a friend to gun violence and says the issue is "personal."
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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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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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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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VA Gov. McDonnell: More Shootings? Must Need More Guns

In an interview Tuesday, Governor Bob McDonnell suggested Virginia arm teachers, principals and other school staff.
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It's Time to Lift the Gag Order on Gun Laws

We need to have a national dialogue on Guns. NOW.


The first step is that we have to stop accepting the premise that even asking a question about guns is an affront to the Constitution. None of the amendments to this governing document are unrestricted rights, and that second one is no exception. The Supreme Court has ruled in District of Columbia vs Heller that Americans have the right to possess a firearm. However, it was quite clear that the Second Amendment is not unlimited - "It is not a right to keep and carry any weapon whatsoever in any manner whatsoever and for whatever purpose."
The Gundamentalists continue to be in denial over that sentence, but that doesn't mean the rest of us have to be.
We can talk about gun laws.
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