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More Than Half of Americans Now Have Tougher Gun Laws

By Mark Follman An unthinkable massacre ignites an intense national debate. Then, Congress does nothing. The powerful gun lobby wins again. End of story. So went the popular narrative last spring with the collapse of gun control legislation on Capitol … Continue reading

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White House announces new executive actions on guns

By Carrie Dann The White House on Thursday announced two executive actions that it says will close loopholes that allow the most dangerous types of firearms from falling into the wrong hands. The new policies come as legislative action on … Continue reading

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Obama Gun Policy Agenda Comes To Maddening End

By Sam Stein & Jennifer Bendry It ended in a flash. Months of work aimed at revamping the nations gun laws prompted by one of the worst shooting tragedies in U.S. history met an inglorious conclusion on the floor of the U.S. … Continue reading

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The gun amendments need 60 votes to pass. But why?

By Sean Sullivan The Senate will begin voting Wednesday afternoon on nine proposed amendments to President Obama’s gun control bill — all of which will need at least 60 votes to be added to the overall legislation. That high bar … Continue reading

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In blow to gun control backers, background check compromise falls 6 votes short

By Carrie Dann, Kelly ODonnell and Kasie Hunt Despite an impassioned push by President Barack Obama and an emotional lobbying effort by the families of mass shooting victims, proponents of a compromise measure to expand gun background checks on Wednesday fell … Continue reading

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