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Two of the Biggest Gun Control Myths Debunked

| May 1, 2013

Two of the Biggest Gun Control Myths Debunked "More gun control doesn't mean less crime. More gun control just means more control." View full story

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Alabama lawmakers vote to ignore new federal gun control laws

| April 30, 2013

Alabama lawmakers vote to ignore new federal gun control laws The Alabama Legislature is telling the federal government and others to back off on gun control. View full story

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Institutionalized ignorance: How California encourages gun crimes

| April 30, 2013

Institutionalized ignorance: How California encourages gun crimes When it comes to tracking crime guns, California is immune to scientific infection.Knowledge should precede policy. Yet California gun policy is often made in engineered ignorance. Despite pleas from law enforcement and assistance from the National Rifle Association, California’s most basic crime gun research processes wouldn’t receive a […]

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Missouri: House passes bill removing Revenue Department from concealed weapons permitting process

| April 30, 2013

Missouri: House passes bill removing Revenue Department from concealed weapons permitting process The Missouri House has passed a bill that would allow county sheriffs to issue concealed weapons permits instead of the Revenue Department.Missouri sheriffs already have the responsibility of receiving concealed carry applications, reviewing applicants’ backgrounds and issuing paper permits. But under current law, […]

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Gun-Related Businesses Look to Leave Colorado in Face of Stricter Gun Control Laws

| April 30, 2013

Gun-Related Businesses Look to Leave Colorado in Face of Stricter Gun Control Laws Gun Industries Eye Moving Out of Colorado View full story

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Tuesday Reading: Handling the Play Date Gun Debate

| April 30, 2013

Handling the play date gun debate, why patients sue doctors, fees for airline extras add up and other consumer-focused news from The New York Times. View full story

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Gun control cases offer conflicting interpretations

| April 30, 2013

Gun control cases offer conflicting interpretations Federal gun control laws are subject to the Second Amend-ment: “A well-regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.” The U.S. Supreme Court interpreted the Second Amendment in 2008 its 5-4 decision […]

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Delaware: House Administration Committee to Consider Bill to Limit Magazine Capacity Tomorrow

| April 30, 2013

Delaware: House Administration Committee to Consider Bill to Limit Magazine Capacity Tomorrow House Bill 58 will be heard in the House Administration Committee tomorrow at 2:30 p.m. in the House Chamber of Legislative Hall in Dover. If passed by this committee, HB 58 could be voted on by the entire House as early as this […]

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Minnesota: Anti-Gun Bill Moving Forward Unless Your State Representative Hears from You!

| April 30, 2013

Minnesota: Anti-Gun Bill Moving Forward Unless Your State Representative Hears from You! An anti-gun bill that will criminalize the private transfer of handguns and certain semi-automatic rifles at gun shows will likely be heard this week or next in the House Rules Committee.  House File 285, introduced by state Representative John Lesch (DFL-66B), passed in the House Public Safety, […]

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Gun control debate heating up in RI

| April 30, 2013

Gun control debate heating up in RI A debate over gun control prompted by the Newtown school massacre in Connecticut is heating up in Rhode Island, where gun rights supporters plan to rally this week in opposition to a proposed ban on the … View full story

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Gun control debate heating up in RI

| April 30, 2013

Gun control debate heating up in RI A debate over gun control prompted by the Newtown school massacre in Connecticut is heating up in Rhode Island, where gun rights supporters plan to rally this week in opposition to a proposed ban on the … View full story

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Alabama: House of Representatives Scheduled to Consider Omnibus Pro-Gun Legislation this Thursday

| April 30, 2013

Alabama: House of Representatives Scheduled to Consider Omnibus Pro-Gun Legislation this Thursday This Thursday, May 2, the Alabama House of Representatives is scheduled to consider Senate Bill 286.  SB 286 recently passed in the House Commerce and Small Business Committee by a 6 to 2 vote.    State Representative Ed Henry (R-9) offered a substitute for Senate […]

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Connecticut school shooting families seek NJ rules

| April 30, 2013

Connecticut school shooting families seek NJ rules TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Relatives of the Connecticut school shootings children are pressing for stronger gun control laws in New Jersey.         View full story

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Connecticut school shooting families seek NJ rules

| April 30, 2013

Connecticut school shooting families seek NJ rules TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Relatives of the Connecticut school shootings children are pressing for stronger gun control laws in New Jersey.         View full story

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Gun-Related Businesses Look to Leave Colorado in Face of Stricter Gun Control Laws

| April 29, 2013

Gun-Related Businesses Look to Leave Colorado in Face of Stricter Gun Control Laws Gun Industries Eye Moving Out of Colorado View full story

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Connecticut gunmaker looking to modify banned rifle

| April 29, 2013

Connecticut gunmaker looking to modify banned rifle One Connecticut gun maker said it would move out of the state if lawmakers expanded the ban on assault weapons, but now that same company is taking a look at modifying the AR-15. View full story

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Elderly business owner defends wife, fells attacker, The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Pittsburgh, Pa. 04/28/13

| April 29, 2013

Elderly business owner defends wife, fells attacker, The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Pittsburgh, Pa. 04/28/13 Alfred and Sylvia Armen were tending to their music store, Armen’s House of Music, in Bethel Park, Pa. when a man, who had just been inside the store, returned with a club. The criminal struck 71-year-old Sylvia in the head, prompting a […]

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LaPierre: Gun owners make U.S. safer

| April 29, 2013

LaPierre: Gun owners make U.S. safer As gun owners across the South prepare to gather in Houston for the 142nd NRA Annual Meetings and Exhibits next weekend, I want to thank the 5 million members of the NRA for all they do to make America safe and free.If you’re an NRA member, you deserve to […]

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Obama’s misfire on gun control

| April 29, 2013

Obama’s misfire on gun control Bill Clinton, burned badly in 1994 on the issue of gun control, warned President Obama earlier this year that he was setting himself up for a fall. But Obama did not listen. “A lot of these people live in a world very different from the world lived in by the […]

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Reviving the CDC’s gun factoid factory

| April 29, 2013

Reviving the CDC’s gun factoid factory In 1863 President Lincoln signed a congressional charter creating the National Academy of Sciences. Now, 150 years later, President Obama is enlisting NAS to implement an item in his January 16 plan to change the lives of America’s 100 million gun owners. He has directed the Centers for Disease […]

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