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A sign on the outside wall of Roanoke Firearms is seen on August 28, 2015, in Roanoke, Virginia. The shocking on-air murder of a young reporter and a cameraman by a disgruntled former colleague August 26, 2015 has once again renewed calls for stricter gun controls.  (credit: PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

After Roanoke TV Slaying, Reporter’s Dad Finds Voice on Gun Control

Andy Parker’s resolve to fight for gun control formed in the hours after his daughter was shot and killed on live television.

08/29/2015

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Texas Republican Senator Proposing Gun Background Check Bill

The Senate’s No. 2 Republican is introducing legislation that would reward states for sending more information about residents with serious mental problems to the federal background check system for firearms purchasers.

08/05/2015

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D.C. Police Chief Seeks Changes to Concealed-Carry Law

D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier testified Thursday at a hearing on the D.C. Council’s proposal to allow residents and visitors to get concealed handgun permits for the first time in nearly 40 years.

10/16/2014

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D.C. Council Votes to Allow Concealed Handguns

A reluctant District of Columbia Council voted unanimously Tuesday to allow people to carry concealed handguns in the nation’s capital for the first time in nearly 40 years.

09/23/2014

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D.C. Leaders Preparing to Rewrite Gun Laws

District of Columbia leaders are preparing to rewrite the city’s gun laws to address a judge’s ruling that struck down a ban on carrying handguns outside the home in the nation’s capital.

09/17/2014

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Md. Gun Law Helping Reduce Fatal Shootings, Supporter Says

With a federal court hearing looming, a supporter of Maryland’s 2013 gun-control law says there are early indications it’s helping to reduce fatal shootings.

07/21/2014

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Judge Upholds Controversial D.C. Gun Registration Requirements

A District of Columbia judge has upheld city gun registration requirements including re-registration every three years, a safety class requirement and photographing and fingerprinting gun owners.

05/15/2014

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Report: Maryland Gun Laws Among Toughest in Nation

A report ranks Maryland as having the fourth-toughest firearms laws in the nation, placing it behind California, Connecticut and New Jersey.

12/10/2013

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D.C. Again Asks Judge to Uphold Gun Laws

District of Columbia officials are again asking a judge to uphold gun registration requirements put in place after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned the city’s decades-old ban on handguns in 2008.

11/05/2013

When President Barack Obama picked B. Todd Jones to lead the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, it looked like the moment had arrived when the beleaguered ATF would reassert itself as an agency with teeth.(Photo by Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images)

Despite Gun Control Debate, ATF Boxed In By Politics

When President Barack Obama picked B. Todd Jones to lead the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, it looked like the moment had arrived when the beleaguered ATF would reassert itself as an agency with teeth.

10/06/2013

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