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1 year 4 months ago

Sandy Hook families bring emotion to gun debate

WASHINGTON (AP) - Families of those killed in the Connecticut school shooting are becoming an emotional advocacy group in the campaign for stricter gun laws. A group of Sandy Hook Elementary School families can take credit for shaping legislation that Connecticut's governor signed into law Thursday. Now they're trying to...

1 year 5 months ago

Ga. debates relaxing gun laws for mentally ill

ATLANTA (AP) - While some states push to tighten gun control laws after the Connecticut school massacre, some lawmakers in gun-friendly Georgia want to ease rules preventing some mentally ill people from getting licenses to carry firearms. Legislation up for a vote in Georgia's House on Thursday would allow people...

1 year 5 months ago

Ga. lawmakers debate easing gun carrying rules

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia lawmakers will debate rules Thursday that could allow more mentally ill people to carry firearms, though hasty changes may blunt some of the impact. The issue arose as House Republicans make a last-minute push on legislation permitting school districts to arm their employees and allowing those...

1 year 6 months ago

Colo. firearm company in spotlight over gun debate

ERIE, Colo. (AP) - A Colorado company that manufactures firearm accessories has stepped into the spotlight over the gun control debate as state lawmakers consider limiting ammunition magazines. Officials at Erie-based Magpul Industries have told legislators they will leave the state if the pass a bill to ban magazines that...

1 year 6 months ago

Two local sheriffs weigh in on gun debate

With the gun control debate firmly in the cross hairs at the state legislature and controversial proposals to ban assault weapons, expand background checks, and limit ammo clips, local law enforcement is having a chance to weigh in. Tonight, a conversation with both the Pueblo and Fremont County Sheriffs. ...

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