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Trump Campaigns as a 2nd Amendment Warrior

WASHINGTON — After the Parkland school shooting in Florida two years ago, President Donald Trump chided Republican lawmakers for being too “scared” of the National Rifle Association to tighten gun laws — then backed away from the idea. After back-to-back ma...
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Gun Control Risks Losing Momentum as Impeachment Fever Rises

LAS VEGAS — After mass shootings in Ohio and Texas this summer, gun control burst back on the scene as a major political issue for Democrats. Now it risks taking a back seat as impeachment fever overtakes Washington. "If you need to reach some kind of bipar...
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New Zealand’s New Gun Laws Get Final Assent to Take Effect

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — New Zealand's governor general on Thursday formally signed into effect sweeping gun laws outlawing military style weapons, less than a month after a man used such guns to kill 50 people and wound dozens at two mosques in Christchurch....
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How California Got Tough on Guns

The modern American gun debate began on May 2, 1967, when 30 protesting members of the Black Panther Party marched into the California Capitol with loaded handguns, shotguns and rifles. by Ben Christophe...