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Giffords Ad Urges Support For Background Checks On Gun Purchases

Former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords is urging key senators to support expanded background checks for gun purchases in a new television ad that is to begin airing Tuesday in Arizona and Iowa.

03/05/2013

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Justices To Hear State Appeal Of Va. Tech Massacre Damages Verdict

The state Supreme Court will hear the state’s appeal of a jury’s awarding of damages to the parents of two Virginia Tech students who were slain in an April 2007 campus massacre.

02/27/2013

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Md. Teen Gets 35 Years For High School Shooting

A high school sophomore who pleaded guilty to attempted murder for a school cafeteria shooting in Baltimore County has been sentenced to 35 years in prison.

02/25/2013

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Md. Teen Pleads Guilty in Shooting of Classmate

A 15-year-old high school sophomore has pleaded guilty to attempted murder in the shooting of an intellectually classmate last year in suburban Baltimore.

02/19/2013

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Gun Ban Would Protect More Than 2,200 Firearms

Congress’ latest crack at a new assault weapons ban would protect more than 2,200 specific firearms, including a semi-automatic rifle that is nearly identical to one of the guns used in the bloodiest shootout in FBI history.

02/16/2013

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Teen Charged as Adult, Sentenced in DC School Shooting

A 17-year-old was sentenced Friday to eight years in prison for shooting a classmate last year in the parking lot of Coolidge High School.

02/08/2013

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Md. Teen in School Shooting Will Be Tried as Adult

A Maryland high school sophomore accused of shooting a disabled classmate will be tried as an adult.

02/08/2013

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Obama Stands Firm On Gun Control Despite Long Odds

President Barack Obama declared Monday on his first trip outside Washington to promote gun control that a consensus is emerging for universal background checks for purchasers, though he conceded a tough road lay ahead to pass an assault weapons ban over formidable opposition in Congress.

02/04/2013

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Conservatives Make Gun Issue New Rallying Cry

An immigration debate is raging and a budget crisis looms in Congress, but the conservative activists gathered outside the New Hampshire Statehouse had just one thing on their minds: guns.

02/02/2013

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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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