Gun Control


Wed March 13, 2013

Mag Limit Bill On The Way To Hickenlooper's Desk

Jim Hill KUNC

House bill 1224, one of the most controversial Democratic gun bills at the statehouse is now headed to the Governor’s desk.

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Tue March 12, 2013
The Two-Way

Senate Committee Takes Up Expanded Gun Measures

Originally published on Tue March 12, 2013 11:14 am

Gun show in Chantilly, Va., last December.
AFP AFP/Getty Images

Update at 11:15 a.m. ET: Senate Passes Measure:

The Associated Press reports that the committee cast a 10-8 party-line vote, with all Republicans opposed, on the measure to expand a requirement of background checks for gun sales between private parties.

The Associated Press reports:

"The bill's sponsor, New York Democrat Sen. Charles Schumer, said the measure will reduce gun crimes, and said he hopes he can strike a compromise on the measure with Republicans, which would enhance the measure's chances of passing in the full Senate.

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Sun March 10, 2013
Gun Debate

In Colorado, Gun Violence Is Disproportionately Personal

Bill Bradford Flickr - Creative Commons

In the 12 years between Colorado’s worst mass shootings at Aurora and Columbine, Coloradans used guns to kill themselves about four times more frequently than they used them to kill each other.

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Sun March 10, 2013

Alaska Senator's Gun Proposal Looks To Fix Existing System

Originally published on Sun March 10, 2013 9:20 am

Host Rachel Martin talks with Sen. Mark Begich, an Alaska Democrat, about his newly proposed gun violence legislation. He introduced it at a press conference with Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham this past week.


Fri March 8, 2013
The Two-Way

South Dakota Governor Signs Law Allowing Guns In Schools

After training, teachers and other staffers in South Dakota could choose to bring guns with them to school if their districts want to set up "sentinel" programs.
Jim Urquhart Reuters /Landov

South Dakota on Friday became what's "believed to be the first state to pass a law that specifically allows teachers to carry firearms," as The New York Times writes.

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