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Deal reached on tough Connecticut gun law

| April 1, 2013

Deal reached on tough Connecticut gun law Connecticut lawmakers on Monday said they had reached an agreement on compromise gun control legislation that they said would be one of the toughest in the nation, 3½ months after 20 children and six other people were killed in a mass shooting at an elementary school. View full […]

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Connecticut lawmakers announce deal on 'most comprehensive' gun regulation in US

| April 1, 2013

Connecticut lawmakers announce deal on 'most comprehensive' gun regulation in US Connecticut lawmakers on Monday said they had reached an agreement on compromise gun control legislation that they said would be one of the toughest in the nation, 3½ months after 20 children and six other people were killed in a mass shooting at an […]

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Conn. reaches deal on tough gun laws after Newtown – Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News, Sports

| April 1, 2013

Conn. reaches deal on tough gun laws after Newtown – Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News, Sports HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) – Connecticut lawmakers announced a deal Monday on what they called some of the toughest gun laws in the country that were proposed after the December mass shooting in the state, including a ban […]

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LATEST NEWS

| April 1, 2013

LATEST NEWS HARTFORD –The General Assembly may force police officers to undergo additional training in the use of potentially deadly stun guns, and require police departments to report each time a stun gun is used. View full story

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Detroit-Area School Suicide Highlights Gun Control Debate

| April 1, 2013

Tragedy struck at a metro Detroit school in late March. ABC Action News 7 WXYZ reports that a eighth-grade boy brought a handgun to Davidson Middle School in Southgate, Michigan, and shot himself in the school bathroom. In light of incidents like this and the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings, The New York Times reports […]

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'Grandfather clause' in Connecticut gun bill angers Sandy Hook families

| April 1, 2013

'Grandfather clause' in Connecticut gun bill angers Sandy Hook families Lawmakers and families of the victims of the deadly shootings last year at a Connecticut elementary school were divided Monday over reported compromise legislation that would ban some but not all high-capacity ammunition magazines in the state. Lawmakers were to be briefed Monda … View full […]

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Virginia: General Assembly to Vote on Pro-Gun Amendment to Senate Bill 1378 this Wednesday, April 3

| April 1, 2013

Virginia: General Assembly to Vote on Pro-Gun Amendment to Senate Bill 1378 this Wednesday, April 3 This Wednesday, April 3, the Virginia General Assembly will reconvene for one day to consider amendments to Senate Bill 1378 submitted by Governor Bob McDonnell (R). View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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Background checks remain in gun control limbo

| April 1, 2013

Background checks remain in gun control limbo When Congress returns from its recess, the battle over gun control will focus on a single issue: expanded background checks. And for now, the odds seem stacked against background checks moving forward in the Senate. View full story

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Assemblyman Nojay’s remarks on SAFE during budget debate

| April 1, 2013

Assemblyman Nojay’s remarks on SAFE during budget debate View full story Originally posted by NYSRPA.ORG.

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NYSRPA files 2nd Amendment civil rights lawsuit against City of New York

| April 1, 2013

NYSRPA files 2nd Amendment civil rights lawsuit against City of New York NYSRPA files 2nd Amendment civil rights lawsuit against City of New York ALBANY, NY (04/01/2013)(readMedia)– The New York State Rifle & Pistol Association has filed suit in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York challenging the constitutionality of Title […]

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North Carolina: Contact Members of the Senate Judiciary I and II Committee in Support of Pro-Gun Reforms

| April 1, 2013

North Carolina: Contact Members of the Senate Judiciary I and II Committee in Support of Pro-Gun Reforms House Bill 17, introduced by state Representative Justin Burr (R-67), passed in the state House this week on a strong  97-20 vote. H 17 would make information regarding permittees — including those who have acquired a permit to purchase a […]

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Gun stance of Newtown state Rep. DebraLee Hovey draws mixed reviews

| March 31, 2013

Gun stance of Newtown state Rep. DebraLee Hovey draws mixed reviews NEWTOWN — DebraLee Hovey was on a hill on a beautiful Caribbean island when she learned of one of the deadliest school shootings in U.S. history. View full story

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Connecticut's Malloy Backs State Police Official Who 'Leaked' Adam Lanza Warrants Information

| March 31, 2013

Connecticut's Malloy Backs State Police Official Who 'Leaked' Adam Lanza Warrants Information Connecticut. Gov. Dannel P. Malloy waits to address the media at the Legislative Office Building in Hartford, Conn., Wednesday, March 13, 2013. Malloy said Wednesday that he is patient as the legislature tries to hammer out a bipartisan gun control package but the […]

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Sen. Moran Statement on Status of U.N. Arms Treaty Negotiations

| March 31, 2013

Sen. Moran Statement on Status of U.N. Arms Treaty Negotiations U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-KS), the author of S. Con. Res. 7 – the bipartisan resolution which makes clear a United Nations Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) that undermines Constitutional freedoms of American gun owners will not be ratified by the Senate – released the following […]

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Pushing back on arbitrary gun bans

| March 31, 2013

Pushing back on arbitrary gun bans Even though Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has stripped the controversial “assault weapons” ban out of the Democratic gun-control package headed to the Senate floor, Sen. Dianne Feinsteinhas vowed to graft parts of her arbitrary ban onto other gun-control legislation with bipartisan support. Throughout this process, the California Democrat […]

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Gun-rights expert call local challenge to SAFE Act ‘significant’

| March 31, 2013

Gun-rights expert call local challenge to SAFE Act ‘significant’ Gun-rights expert call local challenge to SAFE Act ‘significant’ – In the marble-columned courthouse where five Supreme Court justices ruled that American citizens have the right to keep and bear arms, the gun-control law that Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo calls the SAFE Act could one day […]

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GUN FIRMS TARGETED: Ammo, Gun Makers Urged To Flee States Over Laws

| March 31, 2013

GUN FIRMS TARGETED: Ammo, Gun Makers Urged To Flee States Over Laws Group Wants to Give Guns to Poor Americans in High Crime Neighborhoods VIDEO: Hunters Boycott Colorado Over New Gun Control Laws KEEP UP WITH POLITICS: Subscribe to Our FREE Daily Newsletter View full story

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Lompoc forum targets gun control issues

| March 31, 2013

Lompoc forum targets gun control issues Whether or not to make gun control laws stricter was the topic of an emotionally charged public forum Thursday night at the Lompoc Public Library. View full story

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LATEST NEWS

| March 30, 2013

LATEST NEWS HARTFORD — Lawmakers and gun-control advocates anticipate the strongest laws in the nation to emerge Monday, when leaders of the General Assembly finally unveil their bipartisan response to the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre. View full story

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Gun control: Did Obama let the moment pass?

| March 29, 2013

Gun control: Did Obama let the moment pass? Has the moment passed for tighter gun restrictions? View full story

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