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Mexico eyes U.S. gun policies, hopes for shift – CNN.com

| January 17, 2013 | 0 Comments

Mexico eyes U.S. gun policies, hopes for shift – CNN.com.

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Senator Greg Ball Why he voted no on NY gun control legislation – YouTube

| January 16, 2013 | 0 Comments

Senator Greg Ball Why he voted no on NY gun control legislation – YouTube.

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Reid, red-state Democrats may stop Obama’s firearms initiative | WashingtonExaminer.com

| January 16, 2013 | 0 Comments

Reid, red-state Democrats may stop Obama's firearms initiative | WashingtonExaminer.com.

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California: Glendale City Council Playing Games with Proposed Ordinance to Ban Gun Shows

| January 16, 2013 | 0 Comments

California: Glendale City Council Playing Games with Proposed Ordinance to Ban Gun Shows Glendale City Councilman Rafi Manoukian is trying to exploit emotions from the Connecticut tragedy to pass an anti-gun ordinance which would only affect and penalize law-abiding firearms owners, instead of focusing on meaningful measures relating to school safety, mental health issues, marketing of violence as entertainment for our children […]

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Obama’s gun control plan faces steep challenge in Congress

| January 16, 2013 | 0 Comments

Obama’s gun control plan faces steep challenge in Congress President Barack Obama’s proposals to curb gun violence face a difficult path through a sharply divided U.S. Congress, where the biggest gun control fight in decades looms on an issue that has long been one of the most divisive in American politics. View full story

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Obama makes biggest gun control push in decades

| January 16, 2013 | 0 Comments

Obama makes biggest gun control push in decades Rolling out a wide ranging plan for executive and legislative action to curb gun violence, Obama set up a fierce clash with the powerful U.S. gun lobby and its supporters in Congress, who will resist what they see as an encroachment on constitutionally protected gun rights. View […]

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Obama’s far-reaching gun-proposals face uncertain fate in divided Congress

| January 16, 2013 | 0 Comments

Obama’s far-reaching gun-proposals face uncertain fate in divided Congress The gun control agenda that President Obama unveiled with urgency on Wednesday now faces an uncertain fate in a bitterly divided Congress, where Republican opposition hardened and centrist Democrats remained noncommittal after a month of feverish public debate.By pursuing an expansive overhaul of the nation’s gun […]

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NRA’s lobbying bags big legislative wins in states over the past two decades

| January 16, 2013 | 0 Comments

NRA’s lobbying bags big legislative wins in states over the past two decades The NRA and its vast network of local affiliates achieve their success through a mix of skilled local lobbying and voter mobilization. Annual report cards rate legislators on an A to F scale based on voting records, and the group sends millions […]

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Obama’s Potemkin gun plan

| January 16, 2013 | 0 Comments

Obama’s Potemkin gun plan Political trends come and go in response to events. Gun control was the rage during the Clinton administration, but over the past decade or so it became an obsolete cause. After the horrific crimes in Newtown and Aurora, though, it’s staging a comeback.One thing hasn’t changed: The agenda includes mostly measures […]

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Cuomo, O’Malley: Ready for Prime Time? Betting on gun control won’t be a winning strategy for them in 2016

| January 16, 2013 | 0 Comments

Cuomo, O’Malley: Ready for Prime Time? Betting on gun control won’t be a winning strategy for them in 2016 Defining one’s candidacy by being the biggest gun restrictionist in the field is a surefire strategy for general-election problems in the Rust Belt swing states of Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Wisconsin. Even battleground Colorado, filled with the […]

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Police group, county exec say N.Y. newspaper’s pistol-permit map should come down

| January 16, 2013 | 0 Comments

Police group, county exec say N.Y. newspaper’s pistol-permit map should come down A newspaper’s map pinpointing residents who hold gun permits could lead ex convicts to the homes of the officers who caught them, a coalition of police organizations said Tuesday.The Affiliated Police Association of Westchester County demanded that The Journal News take the map […]

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New York: Gun rights backers expect suits against gun law

| January 16, 2013 | 0 Comments

New York: Gun rights backers expect suits against gun law Thousands of gun rights advocates signed a petition against New York’s new firearms restrictions on Wednesday as opponents of the new rules said they expect legal challenges to the tightest in the nation rules signed into law a day earlier. View full story

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California: Some legislators want stricter gun controls

| January 16, 2013 | 0 Comments

California: Some legislators want stricter gun controls Lawmakers are sensing an opportunity to pass stricter gun and ammunition laws in California after New York passed the nation’s toughest gun control legislation and President Barack Obama proposed a sweeping national effort. View full story

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Connecticut: State legislators expect gun bill by end of February

| January 16, 2013 | 0 Comments

Connecticut: State legislators expect gun bill by end of February General Assembly leaders, in announcing Tuesday the formation of a task force on the Newtown massacre, said they want to pass a major legislative response by the end of February but denied feeling pressured by New York state lawmakers’ having already passed a measure to […]

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Massachusetts: Gov. Patrick seeks new gun laws

| January 16, 2013 | 0 Comments

Massachusetts: Gov. Patrick seeks new gun laws Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick introduced a new series of gun laws on Wednesday that would tighten rules on sales of weapons and ammunition. View full story

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Texas attorney general launches ad campaign urging New York gun-lovers to move to Texas

| January 16, 2013 | 0 Comments

Texas attorney general launches ad campaign urging New York gun-lovers to move to Texas The Texas attorney general has launched an Internet ad campaign inviting New Yorkers who feel their state’s new gun laws are too restrictive to move to Texas. View full story

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Lowry: An infantile spectacle

| January 16, 2013 | 0 Comments

Lowry: An infantile spectacle President Barack Obama set a new standard Wednesday for stupidly exploitative White House events by appearing onstage with children to unveil his gun control proposals.He quoted from letters that the kids had written him. He invoked their Solomonic authority: “Their voices should compel us to change.” He signed executive orders as […]

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NRA Statement in Response to Reed Exhibitions’ Decision to Ban Modern Sporting Rifles from the Eastern Sports & Outdoor Show

| January 16, 2013 | 0 Comments

NRA Statement in Response to Reed Exhibitions’ Decision to Ban Modern Sporting Rifles from the Eastern Sports & Outdoor Show The National Rifle Association strongly disagrees with Reed Exhibitions’ decision to ban Modern Sporting Rifles from the Eastern Sports Show in Harrisburg, PA, February 2-10. We encourage Reed Exhibitions to reconsider their position. View full […]

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Private Sales Restrictions and Gun Registration

| January 16, 2013 | 0 Comments

Private Sales Restrictions and Gun Registration The National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS), which became operational in 1998, verifies that a person seeking to buy a firearm from a gun dealer is not prohibited from doing so by federal or state law. The National Rifle Association supported its establishment.  Gun control supporters opposed NICS, […]

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Firearm Safety in America 2013

| January 16, 2013 | 0 Comments

Firearm Safety in America 2013 The number of privately owned guns in the U.S. is at an all-time high, upwards of 300 million, and now rises by about 10 million per year. Meanwhile, the firearm accident death rate has fallen to an all-time low, 0.2 per 100,000 population, down 94% since the all-time high in […]

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