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Gun Background Checks Need Fixes, Experts Say

| January 22, 2013 | 0 Comments

Gun Background Checks Need Fixes, Experts Say One of President Obama's gun control proposals appears to have widespread support — universal background checks for gun purchases. Some experts on mental health and gun violence find problems with the current laws, and they say the system doesn't do a very good job of predicting and preventing […]

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Bill Clinton to Democrats: Don’t trivialize gun culture

Bill Clinton to Democrats: Don’t trivialize gun culture

| January 22, 2013 | 0 Comments

Posted at http://www.politico.com/story/2013/01/bill-clinton-to-democrats-dont-trivialize-gun-culture-86443_Page2.html#ixzz2IgINdIKp Former President Bill Clinton warned a group of top Democratic donors at a private Saturday meeting not to underestimate the passions that gun control stirs among many Americans. “Do not patronize the passionate supporters of your opponents by looking down your nose at them,” Clinton said. Read full story: http://www.politico.com/story/2013/01/bill-clinton-to-democrats-dont-trivialize-gun-culture-86443_Page2.html#ixzz2IgINdIKp

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Northern Illinois gun control event blows up in the faces of sponsors

| January 22, 2013 | 0 Comments

Posted at: http://www.gunssavelife.com It was a bad Sunday for sponsors of an meeting to create a grassroots chapter of the Illinois Council Against Handgun Violence at the Glenview, IL Police Station Auditorium failed miserably as supporters of the Constitution and civil rights took part in the event. In the end, unsubstantiated assertions by the gun […]

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Sen. Ted Cruz: Gun show loophole ‘doesn’t exist’

| January 22, 2013 | 0 Comments

Posted at: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/wp/2013/01/20/sen-ted-cruz-gun-show-loophole-doesnt-exist/?wprss=rss_campaigns Posted by Sean Sullivan on January 20, 2013 at 11:31 am Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) said Sunday that the “gun show loophole” doesn’t exist, pushing back against gun control advocates’ call for background checks in all guns sales. “You know, there actually isn’t the so-called ‘gun show loophole,’” Cruz, a gun-rights advocate, […]

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US Senator: Gun Background Check Bill Possible Within Next Few Weeks

| January 22, 2013 | 0 Comments

From: http://www.bernama.com/bernama/v6/newsindex.php?id=923125 WASHINGTON, Jan 21 (Bernama) — US Democratic Senator Chuck Schumer said a bill for universal background checks is just around the corner, Xinhua news agency reported. “I am talking to pro-gun Democrats and Republicans. And I think you’re going to see in the next week or two a proposal that has broad support […]

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Family uses firearm to stop attempted home invasion

| January 22, 2013 | 0 Comments

From: http://www.woai.com/news/local/story/Family-uses-firearm-to-stop-attempted-home/KNzixXd2SUyiCB2B1qCX9w.cspx?rss=68 1/20 6:28 pm SAN ANTONIO – A scary situation for a family on the Northeast Side. Just before 10 am Sunday morning Bexar County Sheriff’s Deputies say someone tried to kick-in the front door at a home on Sunlit Trail. We’re told the mom called 911 and the son fired one shot through […]

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Fox News poll: Twice as many favor more guns over banning guns to reduce crime

Fox News poll: Twice as many favor more guns over banning guns to reduce crime

| January 22, 2013 | 0 Comments

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/01/18/fox-news-poll-twice-as-many-favor-more-guns-over-banning-guns-to-reduce-violent/#ixzz2Ig3qzgGX Nearly twice as many voters say there would be less violent crime if more law-abiding Americans owned guns, than if guns were banned. In addition, while American voters generally favor strengthening gun laws, 71 percent do not think tougher laws can stop shootings like the one last month in Newtown, Connecticut. Some […]

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Texas Attorney General Uses Gun Laws to Lure New Yorkers to Texas

| January 21, 2013 | 0 Comments

Responding to recent legislation passed by New York lawmakers, the Texas attorney general said that gun-owning New Yorkers can find a safe haven in the Lone Star State. View full story

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Gun Background Checks Need Fixes, Experts Say

| January 21, 2013 | 0 Comments

Gun Background Checks Need Fixes, Experts Say One of President Obama's gun control proposals appears to have widespread support — universal background checks for gun purchases. Some experts on mental health and gun violence find problems with the current laws, and they say the system doesn't do a very good job of predicting and preventing […]

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Homeowner halts crime spree, WAFB, Baton Rouge, La. January 18, 2013

| January 21, 2013 | 0 Comments

Homeowner halts crime spree, WAFB, Baton Rouge, La. January 18, 2013 Jeffersonville, Ind. homeowner Mike Dreyer was allowing his ex-wife to stay in a storage building on his property, when two burglars attempted to break into the shed. The ex-wife was inside when the thieves struck at 4:30 a.m., and used her cell phone to […]

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New York: Newspaper takes down map listing gun permits

| January 21, 2013 | 0 Comments

New York: Newspaper takes down map listing gun permits A newspaper has removed an interactive online map of handgun permit holders in two New York counties that drew nationwide anger and prompted threats against its staff, the publisher said Friday. View full story

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Maryland: O’Malley details gun control proposals

| January 21, 2013 | 0 Comments

Maryland: O’Malley details gun control proposals Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley’s ambitious gun control package would require citizens who move to the state to register guns purchased elsewhere and make it illegal for residents younger than 21 to purchase or own registered firearms or ammunition. View full story

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More and more Floridians enjoy Right-to-Carry

| January 21, 2013 | 0 Comments

More and more Floridians enjoy Right-to-Carry With President Obama’s blueprint to rein in gun violence now up for a great public and political debate, one thing’s for sure in the Sunshine state: More and more Floridians enjoy the personal security that a concealed weapons permit provides. View full story

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South Carolina Right-to-Carry permit applications soaring

| January 21, 2013 | 0 Comments

South Carolina Right-to-Carry permit applications soaring An older couple in one of Bill Hayes’ concealed weapons classes will have to learn how to shoot after they finish the classroom work. Neither one has previously owned a gun.They are among new gun buyers in the Low country and the state who have driven the number of […]

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Mississippi: Bills would remove gun permits from public records

| January 21, 2013 | 0 Comments

Mississippi: Bills would remove gun permits from public records Some Mississippi lawmakers propose cutting off public access to records about state issued permits for people to carry concealed guns.Rep. Mark Baker of Brandon and Sen. Will Longwitz of Madison say they want the change because a newspaper in New York published names and other information […]

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Oklahoma lawmakers push to respect gun rights

| January 21, 2013 | 0 Comments

Oklahoma lawmakers push to respect gun rights While President Obama is calling for further restrictions on access to guns, Oklahoma lawmakers are pushing in the other direction, introducing dozens of bills that would make it easier for people to carry firearms and to carry them into government meetings, state parks and even public schools.More than […]

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Massachusetts: Lawmakers propose mandatory liability insurance

| January 21, 2013 | 0 Comments

Massachusetts: Lawmakers propose mandatory liability insurance A bill filed Friday in Massachusetts would require gun owners to purchase liability insurance in the event that a firearm is used to injure. View full story

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Vermont: Senator withdraws bill to ban semi-autos

| January 21, 2013 | 0 Comments

Vermont: Senator withdraws bill to ban semi-autos The majority leaders of the Vermont state Senate says he’s withdrawing a bill that would have reinstated in Vermont a now expired federal assault weapons ban.Democratic Sen. Philip Baruth, of Chittenden County, says there’s not enough support among his colleagues and there’s mounting opposition from outside the Statehouse. […]

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Clinton: Don’t trivialize gun culture

| January 21, 2013 | 0 Comments

Clinton: Don’t trivialize gun culture Former President Bill Clinton warned a group of top Democratic donors at a private Saturday meeting not to underestimate the passions that gun control stirs among many Americans.”Do not patronize the passionate supporters of your opponents by looking down your nose at them,” Clinton said. View full story

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California: S.F., state move to restrict guns

| January 21, 2013 | 0 Comments

California: S.F., state move to restrict guns As President Obama prepares for a battle in Congress over proposed gun control legislation, California and San Francisco are moving forward with even more far reaching proposals.The Golden State already has some of the toughest firearms laws in the nation, including a sophisticated background check database that has […]

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