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Pro-Gun Think Tanks Re-Classify Post-Newtown School Shootings Stats from 74 Down to 15

Pro-Gun Think Tanks Re-Classify Post-Newtown School Shootings Stats from 74 Down to 15
How do conservatives get the number of school shooting down from 74 to just 15? It's all elementary math, whether bullets are flying around the classroom or not. So what happened to the other 59 additional shootings that were previously reported? Only an honor student killing himself in front of a class or a principal getting murdered by her an ex-husband. Gang violence or drug-related shootings don't count either.
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Sandy Hook Advisory Commission Interim Report: Conversation Mirrors Nationwide Debate on Gun Safety

Sandy Hook Advisory Commission Interim Report: Conversation Mirrors Nationwide Debate on Gun Safety
The Sandy Hook Advisory Commission submitted their interm report to Governor Malloy on Monday. The full release from Molloy's office is enclosed.
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Shooting Trade Group Supports Expansion of Background Checks

Shooting Trade Group Supports Expansion of Background Checks
The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), a trade association with more than 8,000 members, has taken a step away from the NRA and indicated it wouldn't oppose efforts to expand mandatory background checks.
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Gun Regulation Takes Center Stage in CO Despite GOP Opposition

Gun Regulation Takes Center Stage in CO Despite GOP Opposition
A series of sweeping gun-control measures in Colorado is on track to hit the governor's desk by the end of the month, with Democratic committees in the Legislature advancing all the bills despite a Capitol packed with hundreds of opponents and surrounded by cars circling the Capitol blaring their horns.
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Hartford Gun March and Rally Post-Newtown Shootings, Full Video

Over 5,000 people from all over the state and region came together to demand changes in our gun laws here in Connecticut and across the nation to reduce the gun violence that takes over 30,000 lives in the US each year.
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Republicans Call for More Guns in Schools in Wake of TX Shooting

Republicans Call for More Guns in Schools in Wake of TX Shooting
Top GOP lawmakers in Texas - including Governor Rick Perry and Rep. Tim Poe - are using Tuesday's shooting, the 49th school shooting since Columbine in 1999, as a rallying cry to allow more weapons on campus.
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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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Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack: The Gun Control Debate in America Has Changed

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says the Newtown school shootings have changed the gun control debate and that rural America is ready to be part of a national conversation that he believes could bring people together.
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30,000 Gun Supporters Want Piers Morgan Deported

Here's what we're hearing now from the anti-gun-control civil libertarians: They don't like what CNN host Piers Morgan has been saying, so they want to kick him out of the country.
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NRA Member: All Three of My Children Take Guns to School

"My little boy, he has anger problems," said Obliviun from beneath the brim of his unusually large cowboy hat. "The wife and I sometimes don't know what that little dickens is going to do or say from moment to moment, so neither of us is without at least one 9mm piece when we are all home together. I keep a loaded Sig-Sauer in my bedside table, a Glock under my pillow and a Colt .357 in my right hand when I sleep, just in case the scamp shows up in our room at night."
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