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Democrats Vow Action on Gun Control After Calif. Shooting

WASHINGTON — Newly ascendant Democrats are promising congressional action on gun control amid a rash of mass shootings, including a late-night assault at a California bar that killed 12 people. "The American people deserve real action to end the daily epide...
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Want To Understand Gun Owners? Watch Their Videos.

It was an ordinary day in 2011, when I found myself watching a YouTube video of a gun owner making a semi-automatic rifle discharge bullets rapidly, as if it were an automatic weapon. My husband, a gun owner, watched firearms videos like this one. But I had...

Nearly irrelevant California GOP becomes circular firing squad

Once a reliably Republican city, Rancho Cucamonga now leans slightly Democratic, notes CalMatters columnist Dan Walters. It's a sign of the times in California, where over the last decade "Republican voter registration has declined from 34.2 percent of regi...