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Op-ed: Our gun-control laws are not stopping gun violence

| February 2, 2013

Op-ed: Our gun-control laws are not stopping gun violence The laws we have and the strategies we are using to stop gun violence are not enough, writes guest columnist Jenny A. Durkan. View full story

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Gun Violence 'Depletes Precious Natural Resource'

| February 2, 2013

Gun Violence 'Depletes Precious Natural Resource' It took the mass shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, to prompt lawmakers to call for stricter gun legislation. View full story

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LATEST NEWS

| February 2, 2013

LATEST NEWS If Connecticut doesn't end up with the toughest gun-control laws in the nation, the General Assembly will have failed its post-Sandy Hook School mission. Simple as that. View full story

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New Mexico: House Bill 77 Re-Incarnated – Same Song, Second Verse: Committee Substitute Still Contains Obama-Style Ban/Regulation Of Private Gun Transfers

| February 2, 2013

New Mexico: House Bill 77 Re-Incarnated – Same Song, Second Verse: Committee Substitute Still Contains Obama-Style Ban/Regulation Of Private Gun Transfers The proposed method in House Bill 77 has been changed, but the gun control advocates’ end-game remains the same: universal regulation of private firearms transfers.  The newly-released committee substitute for HB 77 would make […]

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Is firing blanks during a school-shooting drill really a good idea? – The Week

| February 2, 2013 | 0 Comments

In the wake of the Newtown shootings, school administrators around the country very understandably want to do everything in their power to keep students safe and prepare them for any possible danger. But Cary-Grove High School in Illinois is taking preparedness to a new level with its "code red drill," during which school officials will […]

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LATEST NEWS

| February 1, 2013

LATEST NEWS Connecticut's senior U.S. senator and the head of the National Rifle Association see eye-to-eye on at least one thing following the deadliest elementary school shooting in American history — the need for stepped-up enforcement of gun laws already on the books. View full story

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Gun owners tend to be male, white, married, living in south: Gallup | The Raw Story

| February 1, 2013 | 0 Comments
Gun owners tend to be male, white, married, living in south: Gallup | The Raw Story

Gun owners in the United States tend to be male, white, married and living in the south, according to a study published Friday by Gallup. Men are three times more likely than women to own a gun, the analysis of surveys of some 6,000 people from 2007 to 2012 found. About 30 percent of Americans […]

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Cuomo’s poll numbers drop thanks to N.Y. gun control law | The Ticket – Yahoo! News

| February 1, 2013 | 0 Comments
Cuomo’s poll numbers drop thanks to N.Y. gun control law | The Ticket – Yahoo! News

NEW YORK—New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo predicted his record-high popularity would take a hit after he signed a tough new gun control measure into law earlier this month, and according to a new poll, he was right. A Quinnipiac University poll released Wednesday found that Cuomo’s 74 percent job approval rating—one of the highest for […]

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The Biggest Cable News Fights Of The Month: January 2013

| February 1, 2013

The Biggest Cable News Fights Of The Month: January 2013 After the Newtown, Connecticut mass shooting in December and President Obama 's efforts to curb gun violence at the beginning of this year, it's no surprise that the issue of gun control dominated cable news in January. View full story

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Chicago takes leading role in national gun debate

| February 1, 2013

Chicago takes leading role in national gun debate CHICAGO (AP) — They are counting the dead from gunfire again in Chicago, a city awash in weapons despite having one of the strictest gun-control ordinances in the nation. View full story

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Grassroots Alert: Vol. 20, No. 5 02/01/2013

| February 1, 2013

Grassroots Alert: Vol. 20, No. 5 02/01/2013 View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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Newtown Schools Ask for Armed Officers – Board of education asks town for guards at elementary schools

| February 1, 2013 | 0 Comments

By John Johnson, Newser Staff Posted Feb 1, 2013 11:42 AM CST (Newser) – Newtown’s board of education wants armed officers protecting the town’s four elementary schools, reports NBC Connecticut. The board last night asked the town to approve money for the school resource officers, who already have a permanent presence at Newtown’s middle and […]

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North Carolina: 2013 Legislative Session Convenes

| February 1, 2013

North Carolina: 2013 Legislative Session Convenes The North Carolina General Assembly convened this week and several pro-gun reforms have already been introduced. View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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Virginia Delegate Scott Lingamfelter to Get NRA Carter-Knight Freedom Award

| February 1, 2013

Virginia Delegate Scott Lingamfelter to Get NRA Carter-Knight Freedom Award On January 11, the NRA Civil Rights Defense Fund voted to award Virginia Delegate L. Scott Lingamfelter with the Carter-Knight Award.  Delegate Lingamfelter is chairman of the House Militia, Police and Public Safety Committee.  He was the chief patron of legislation last year that repealed […]

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Illinois: NRA-Backed Concealed Carry Bill Filed in Springfield!

| February 1, 2013

Illinois: NRA-Backed Concealed Carry Bill Filed in Springfield! Following the recent victory for gun owners in Shepard v. Madigan as reported here, an NRA-backed shall-issue carry bill has been filed in the Illinois House of Representatives.  This legislation will need your support this session to pass and be enacted into law. View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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New Jersey: Governor Christie Announces Public Meetings for the NJ SAFE TASK FORCE

| February 1, 2013

New Jersey: Governor Christie Announces Public Meetings for the NJ SAFE TASK FORCE For three days next week, Governor Chris Christie’s newly-created task force will hold public hearings in Camden, Lincroft and Newark to discuss crime and violence issues in New Jersey.  Governor Christie’s office issued a media advisory this week with details about the […]

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Would more gun control laws have any impact?

| February 1, 2013

Would more gun control laws have any impact? Californians have the nation s toughest gun control laws but also own about 40 million pistols, rifles and shotguns. View full story

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Chicago Murder Number Triple New York City In January

| February 1, 2013

Chicago, which has about a third of the population of New York City, recorded three times more homicides than the Big Apple in the month of January. View full story

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Remington being courted by legislators from at least 5 states

| February 1, 2013

Remington being courted by legislators from at least 5 states At least five states have contacted the parent company of Remington Arms to encourage the gun manufacturer to relocate in response to New York’s new, tougher gun control laws. View full story

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NH has fewer gun-control laws than other states

| February 1, 2013

NH has fewer gun-control laws than other states As the debate over gun control rages in Washington and across the country, a look at New Hampshire's laws shows that the state has a mostly hands-off approach. When it comes to gun rights versus gun control, New Hampshire falls in the middle of the pack compared […]

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