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Montgomery County police hosted an armed intruder training exercise at Julius West Middle School in Rockville. (Credit: Kevin Patrick/All-News 99.1 WNEW)

Police Hold Armed Intruder Training at Rockville School

In a society where school shootings have become increasingly more common, police are stepping up their training efforts to prepare officers to respond to an armed intruder inside a school.

04/02/2013

File photo of former Ariz. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords. (Photo credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

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

President Barack Obama spoke in Minneapolis today about gun control. (credit: Ben Garvin/Getty Images)

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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