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Gun Control

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  • We all pay: The high costs of gun violence

    We all pay: The high costs of gun violence
    Each year more than 11,000 people are killed with guns in the United States, an additional 20,000 people commit suicide with guns and 80,000 people survive gunshot wounds with a wide range of injuries, including life-altering paralysis. That means bullets...
  • Tim McGraw defends decision to headline Sandy Hook concert

    Tim McGraw is defending his decision to headline a Connecticut concert to benefit a Sandy Hook group, responding to critics who call it a gun control fundraiser. A concert at the XFINITY Theatre in Hartford, Connecticut, on July 17 featuring McGraw...
  • Cut back on police shootings by cutting back on guns

    To the editor: Police officers must face a population that is awash in guns. Isn't it obvious that they might be scared when routine encounters could present mortal risks? ("Curbing use of deadly force by police calls for new policies, training," April...
  • Where education bills stand in the legislature

    Where education bills stand in the legislature
    Parents and students could soon see fewer tests and more school choices. Education issues have dominated the Legislature this year. So far, lawmakers have, killed two pro-gun bills, charted a new course for charter schools, failed to reach a uniform...
  • Vermont House advances bill placing new restrictions on guns

    The Vermont House gave preliminary approval Thursday to a bill to allow the state prosecution of some convicted criminals for possession of firearms and to require the reporting of individuals deemed dangerously mentally ill to a federal background...
  • Kaine marks Va. tech massacre with call for gun control measures

    Sen. Tim Kaine came to th floor of the Senate to read the names of the 32 Virginia tech students and faculty who died in the mass shooting of April 16, 2007, and to call on Congress to pass comprehensive background check legislation -- the kind of law...
  • Legalized silencers, other gun measures head to House floor

    A handful of bills to expand gun laws were up for a final vote in the Minnesota House on Thursday evening even though the Senate has expressed little appetite to wade back into gun issues this year. The House was expected to take up legislation that...
  • Trial set in 'Playboy, Cougar' murder

    Trial set in 'Playboy, Cougar' murder
    An Allentown man who calls himself "Playboy" and blamed an imaginary friend for hiding the dead body of his "cougar" girlfriend, will stand trial May 4. Jesus "Playboy" Dominguez, 33, was in Lehigh County Court on Wednesday to be arraigned on an...
  • Kansans soon will be able to get concealed-carry gun permits without training courses

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. Mike Miller knows his way around guns. So the training course required to get a concealed-carry permit in Kansas seemed to him, at first anyway, like a time-wasting technicality. A box to check off on a form. But that cocky...
  • Woman says she fatally shot boyfriend, a Miami cop, in self-defense

    Woman says she fatally shot boyfriend, a Miami cop, in self-defense
    Tiniko Thompson publicly admitted for the first time Wednesday that she fatally shot her live-in boyfriend, Miami police officer Carl Patrick, in his Pembroke Pines home in May. But, she said, it was in self-defense. Thompson took the stand in a Broward...
  • Gun rights group sues over Norman festival's weapons ban

    A decision by organizers of the Norman Music Festival to ban weapons during the upcoming three-day event in the Oklahoma college town prompted a lawsuit Wednesday by a gun rights group whose members want to carry their firearms at the outdoor concert....