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Majority, Supermajority, Filibuster: How Gun Control Legislation Failed

Majority, Supermajority, Filibuster: How Gun Control Legislation Failed

| April 18, 2013

Yesterday, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid tried to walk a tightrope. He failed.

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Senate Breakdown Of Toomey-Manchin Background Check Vote

Senate Breakdown Of Toomey-Manchin Background Check Vote

| April 17, 2013

Who voted for and against the Toomey-Manchin universal background check compromise measure.

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Senate Defeats Universal Background Check Compromise

Senate Defeats Universal Background Check Compromise

| April 17, 2013

Wednesday, the US Senate defeated the “compromise” background check amendment seen as key to passing President Obama’s gun control bill.

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The Public Safety and Second Amendment Rights Protection Act

The Public Safety and Second Amendment Rights Protection Act

| April 11, 2013

United States Senators Joe Manchin and Pat Toomey unveil details of The Public Safety and Second Amendment Rights Protection Act, their “compromise” agreement regarding universal background checks.

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Indiana Legislature Proposes Statewide “School Shield” Program

Indiana Legislature Proposes Statewide “School Shield” Program

| April 9, 2013

A bill proposed in the Indiana Legislature would require every public or charter school in the state to have at least one designated school “protection” officer on campus, with a weapon, at all times. And if schools can’t afford a police officer, it can arm a teacher, principal or other employee.

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Connecticut Passes Comprehensive Gun Control Legislation

Connecticut Passes Comprehensive Gun Control Legislation

| April 4, 2013

The Connecticut House passed a comprehensive set of gun control reforms early Thursday morning, including universal background checks, magazine capacity bans, and an expanded assault weapons ban.

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Federal Court Reverses Ruling: Maryland Gun Law Upheld

Federal Court Reverses Ruling: Maryland Gun Law Upheld

| March 25, 2013

The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a Maryland law that only allowed handguns to be carried in public by persons found by law enforcement to have a “good and substantial reason” to do so.

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Universal Background Check Law Signed In Colorado

Universal Background Check Law Signed In Colorado

| March 20, 2013

Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper today joined California and Rhode Island by signing into law a bill that calls for universal background checks on private and online gun sales. House Bill 1224, also signed, places a ban on sales of high-capacity magazines.

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GOP Senator Wants To Ban Mentally Ill From Owning Guns

GOP Senator Wants To Ban Mentally Ill From Owning Guns

| March 17, 2013

A proposal that would keep the mentally ill from owning guns was introduced this month by South Carolina Republican Senator Lindsey Graham. “I believe that the best way to interrupt the shooter is to have a mental health system that actually records and enters into the database people who should not be able to buy a […]

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GOP Places Pro-Gun Measures Into New Government Funding Bill

GOP Places Pro-Gun Measures Into New Government Funding Bill

| March 14, 2013

Senate bill dedicated to preventing a federal shutdown would make four long-standing gun protections permanent, block ATF from requiring dealer inventories.

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Colorado Concealed Carry Laws Successfully Stand Against NRA Challenge

Colorado Concealed Carry Laws Successfully Stand Against NRA Challenge

| February 28, 2013

Colorado’s laws restrict out-of-state residents from carrying loaded weapons in public unless they have concealed carry licenses from states which share reciprocity with Colorado. The case revolved around whether or not visitors to the state enjoyed a “broad right” to carry concealed weapons, and if Colorado law violated the Second Amendment. Brady Center lawyers successfully […]

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Alaska Supreme Court Reverses Gun Dealer Lawsuit

Alaska Supreme Court Reverses Gun Dealer Lawsuit

| February 28, 2013

The Alaska Supreme court unanimously reversed a Juneau trial court dismissal of a lawsuit brought by a victim’s family against the gun dealer who supplied the weapon which killed the victim.

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Where Congress Stands on Guns

Where Congress Stands on Guns

| February 27, 2013

ProPublica just launched a detailed, animated infographic showing where Representatives in the House and Senators in the Senate stand on gun violence and gun control issues.

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Supreme Court On Heller: Second Amendment Rights Not Unlimited

Supreme Court On Heller: Second Amendment Rights Not Unlimited

| February 18, 2013

The Court’s opinion should not be taken to cast doubt on longstanding prohibitions on the possession of firearms by felons and the mentally ill, or laws forbidding the carrying of firearms in sensitive places such as schools and government buildings, or laws imposing conditions and qualifications on the commercial sale of arms

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