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Gun crimes increase in Massachusetts despite tough gun laws

| February 4, 2013

Gun crimes increase in Massachusetts despite tough gun laws Massachusetts has a national reputation as a bastion of gun control, but crimes and injuries related to firearms have risen — sometimes dramatically — since the state passed a comprehensive package of gun laws in 1998. Murders committed with firearms have risen significantly, aggravated assaults and […]

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Minnesota Legislature: Obama visit kicks off week of gun control debate

| February 3, 2013

Minnesota Legislature: Obama visit kicks off week of gun control debate The debate over gun control will dominate Minnesota's political scene this week. View full story

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Few surprises in Super Bowl advertisements (watch videos)

| February 3, 2013

NEW YORK (AP) — A gun control group founded by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is airing a Super Bowl advertisement calling for background checks. View full story

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Correction: Chicago Violence-Gun Laws story

| February 3, 2013

Correction: Chicago Violence-Gun Laws story CHICAGO (AP) — In a story Feb. 1 about gun violence in Chicago, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the city reported 506 gun slayings in 2012. Chicago reported a total of 506 homicides last year, which included gun slayings as well as other killings. A corrected version of the […]

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Obama mocked for releasing skeet shoot photo during gun-control debate

| February 3, 2013 | 0 Comments

He’s full of skeet! Gun owners lampooned President Obama as Elmer Fudd yesterday after the White House released a photo — in the middle of a fierce national firearms debate — of the commander-in-chief shooting clay targets at Camp David over the summer. While the president’s shooting skills were being mocked, his own gun-control allies […]

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Gun-Control Battle Spills Over To Super Bowl Ads

| February 3, 2013

A Super Bowl ad produced by a group backed by New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg uses old video of the NRA chief calling for limited background checks. The ad, which will air in some markets during the third quarter of the Super Bowl, comes amid a heated debate over guns. View full story

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Mayor's group sponsors gun control Super Bowl ad

| February 3, 2013

A gun control group founded by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is airing a Super Bowl advertisement calling for background checks. View full story

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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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