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Demanding Action On Gun Control, House Democrats Stage Sit-In

June 23, 2016
Susan Davis, Eyder Peralta | NPR
Democrats had been trying to force a vote on gun control measures.
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Supreme Court Won't Consider Challenge to Assault Weapons Ban

June 21, 2016
Pete Williams | NBC News
The U.S. Supreme Court declined Monday to hear a challenge to Connecticut's ban on semi-automatic rifles commonly called assault weapons, acting a little over week after the mass shooting in Orlando was carried with such a firearm.
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Appeals Court's Ruling on Concealed Gun Carry Exposes Stark Divide

June 20, 2016
Pete Williams | Appeals Court's Ruling on Concealed Gun Carry Exposes Stark Divide
A federal appeals court's ruling this month that the Second Amendment provides no right to carry a concealed handgun in public is unlikely to prompt the Supreme Court to weigh in — despite the highly controversial nature of the issue.
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Collins hopes for compromise in new gun control bill

June 18, 2016
Manu Raju, Deirdre Walsh | CNN
Maine Republican Sen. Susan Collins is working with a bipartisan group of senators on an alternative bill that she hopes will break the partisan gridlock in Congress over gun control.

Orlando Shooting: Investigation and Political Fallout

June 17, 2016
The deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history has sparked a debate on guns and terrorism.
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