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Maryland House Panels to Vote on Gun-Control Bill

Gun-control legislation in Maryland is back before House lawmakers.

03/29/2013

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Bloomberg, Mayor Group Tout Big Gun Control Push

A new $12 million television ad campaign from Mayors Against Illegal Guns will push senators in key states to back gun control efforts, including comprehensive background checks.

03/24/2013

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Background Checks On Guns Peak In Week After Newtown Shooting

The FBI said Monday it conducted more background checks for firearms sales and permits to carry guns the week following the Newtown, Conn., shooting massacre that it has in any other one-week period since 1998.

01/28/2013

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Obama Proposing Gun Limits, Faces Tough Obstacles

President Barack Obama is launching the nation’s most sweeping effort to curb gun violence in nearly two decades, urging a reluctant Congress to ban military-style assault weapons as well as the kinds of high-capacity ammunition magazines used in last month’s massacre of 20 elementary school children in Newtown, Conn.

01/15/2013

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Va. Sen. Warner Changes Stance on Assault Weapons

Virginia Sen. Mark Warner says the massacre at a Connecticut elementary school has changed his supportive stand on assault weapons.

12/17/2012

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Feinstein To Introduce Assault Weapons Ban In Congress

The school shooting in Newtown, Conn., is expected to bring about a bill calling for a ban on assault weapons at the start of the new Congress.

12/16/2012

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