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Known and Suspected Terrorists Can Buy Guns in America

Known and Suspected Terrorists Can Buy Guns in America

| March 8, 2013

Under current federal law, being a known or suspected terrorist doesn’t disqualify you from buying guns and explosives. Tuesday, Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ), reintroduced a bill that would close what he calls the “Terror Gap.”

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States With More Gun Laws Have Fewer Gun Deaths

States With More Gun Laws Have Fewer Gun Deaths

| March 7, 2013

A recent JAMA Internal Medicine study released Wednesday indicates that a higher number of firearm laws in a state are associated with a lower rate of firearm fatalities in the state.

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Texas Lawmaker Wants Tax Free Holiday For Guns And Ammo

Texas Lawmaker Wants Tax Free Holiday For Guns And Ammo

| February 27, 2013

State Rep. Jeff Leach, R-Plano, has filed the “Texas Gun Ownership Reinforcement Act,” a bill to create a new tax-free holiday where consumers won’t be charged taxes on guns, ammunition or hunting supplies one day out of the year.

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