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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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Wyoming Senate Committee Approves Pro-Hunting Reform

| January 22, 2013 | 0 Comments

Wyoming Senate Committee Approves Pro-Hunting Reform The Wyoming Senate Travel, Recreation, Wildlife and Cultural Resources Committee voted 4 to 1 in favor of a pro-hunting reform authored by Senator Ogden Driskill (R-1).  Senate File 132 would repeal the state prohibition on hunting with sound suppressors (which are additionally regulated under federal law) while providing additional penalties […]

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Do gun control laws work?

| January 22, 2013 | 0 Comments

Do gun control laws work? The gun control controversy is only the latest of many issues to be debated almost solely in terms of fixed preconceptions, with little or no examination of hard facts. View full story

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Mitch McConnell Gun Control Email: You’re ‘Literally Surrounded,’ They’re ‘Coming For Your Guns’

Mitch McConnell Gun Control Email: You’re ‘Literally Surrounded,’ They’re ‘Coming For Your Guns’

| January 22, 2013 | 0 Comments

Read Full Story: Mitch McConnell Gun Control Email: You're 'Literally Surrounded,' They're 'Coming For Your Guns'. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) addressed supporters in a frantically toned email on Monday, warning them of a looming effort to snatch up their guns. “You and I are literally surrounded. The gun-grabbers in the Senate are about […]

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Do gun control laws control guns?

| January 22, 2013 | 0 Comments

Do gun control laws control guns? The gun control controversy is only the latest of many issues to be debated almost solely in terms of fixed preconceptions, with little or no examination of hard facts. View full story

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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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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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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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LaPierre to respond to Obama Inaugural Address

| January 21, 2013 | 0 Comments

LaPierre to respond to Obama Inaugural Address Reno, NV – Wayne LaPierre, Executive Vice President of the National Rifle Association, will directly respond tonight to President Obama’s Inaugural Address. View full story

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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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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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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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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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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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