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In this photo illustration, a Glock pistol with a 17 round magazine is seen. (Photo illustration by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Lawmakers Look To Restrict Gun Magazine Capacity

Lawmakers from both parties voiced their willingness Sunday to pursue some changes to the nation’s gun laws, but adamant opposition from the National Rifle Association has made clear that any such effort will face significant obstacles.

12/24/2012

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Online Classes Make It Easy For Non-Va. Gun Owners

Virginia is issuing a rising number of concealed-carry gun permits to people who live in other states in a trend that may be helped along by online gun classes.

09/03/2012

President Barack Obama speaks during the National Urban League convention at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, La., July 25, 2012. (credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/GettyImages)

White House: Obama Won’t Push For Stricter Gun Laws This Election Year

President Barack Obama will not push for stricter gun laws this election year, the White House said Thursday, one day after his impassioned remarks about the need to keep assault weapons off the streets suggested he may plunge into that political fight and challenge Congress to act.

07/27/2012

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White House Makes Clear: No Push For New Gun Laws

President Barack Obama will not push for stricter gun laws this election year, the White House said Thursday, one day after his impassioned remarks about the need to keep assault weapons off the streets suggested he may plunge into that political fight and challenge Congress to act.

07/26/2012

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney speaks during the 113th National Convention of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center on July 24, 2012 in Reno, Nev. (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Romney: America Does Not Need New Gun Laws

The politics of guns leapt to the top of the presidential race Wednesday, as President Barack Obama embraced some degree of control of weapons sales and Republican Mitt Romney seemed to suggest an alleged mass killer in Colorado had obtained his weapons illegally even though he hadn’t.

07/26/2012

Lone gunman-types can be more difficult to prevent for law enforcement than larger-scale terrorist attacks. (Photo credit should read RAUL ARBOLEDA/AFP/Getty Images)

‘Lone Gunman’ Situations A Policing Nightmare

He’s hard to pick out of a crowd. He has no criminal record. Often, he hasn’t told anyone about his plans. He’s compiled a weapons cache legally. He doesn’t show up on any law enforcement radar until after he’s acted.

07/22/2012

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Maryland Gun Owners No Longer Need “Good And Substantial Reason” To Carry

Maryland is asking a federal judge to keep the state’s gun permit law in place while they appeal his ruling that it is unconstitutional, fearing a rash of people will purchase guns without restriction.

03/08/2012

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Tech Families Want 1-Gun-A-Month Law To Stay

Virginia Tech families are appealing to Gov. Bob McDonnell to keep the state’s one-gun-a-month law in place.

02/25/2012

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Wilder: Senate Dems Sold Out On Virginia’s Gun-A-Month Repeal

The nation’s first elected black governor said he knew Democratic Sen. Creigh Deeds would support repealing the law enacted during his term 19 years ago when Virginia was a gun-runner’s paradise. Deeds opposed it back then.

02/12/2012

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