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Erica Lafferty (2nd-L) and Jillian Soto (2nd-R), who both lost family members in the Newtown shooting, urge Congress to pass tougher gun laws during a news conference
Erica Lafferty (2nd-L) and Jillian Soto (2nd-R), who both lost family members in the Newtown shooting, urge Congress to pass tougher gun laws during a news conference (Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
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Gun Control Bill Clears First Hurdle In Senate

Gun control supporters have won the first Senate showdown over restricting firearms, rejecting an effort by conservatives to derail a package of gun curbs before debate could even begin.

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Senate Ready To Launch Gun Control Debate [VIDEO]

The Senate is ready to launch an emotion-charged debate on new gun restrictions, four months after the carnage at a Connecticut elementary school spurred President Barack Obama and Congress to address firearms violence.

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Sen. Pat Toomey (R-PA) (R) and Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) speak to the press about background checks for gun purchases, in the U.S. Capitol building
Sen. Pat Toomey (R-PA) (R) and Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) speak to the press about background checks for gun purchases, in the U.S. Capitol building (Allison Shelley/Getty Images)
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Senators Unveil Deal On Gun Sales Background Check [VIDEO]

Two pivotal senators announced a bipartisan deal Wednesday on expanding background checks to more gun buyers, an agreement that could build support for President Barack Obama's drive to curb firearms violence.

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One Woman’s Interesting Take on Gun Control

With all the discussions regarding gun control, not only in New Jersey but Nationwide, here is one woman's interesting view on gun control and how her view has changed as discussions have escalated.

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Crowds await the arrival of President Obama at the University of Hartford
Crowds await the arrival of President Obama at the University of Hartford (WTNH TV)
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Obama To Bring Some Sandy Hook Families On AF1

President Barack Obama is providing a ride on Air Force One to 11 relatives of those killed at Connecticut's Sandy Hook Elementary School so they can attend his gun control speech Monday before heading to Washington to personally plead with senators reluctant to back gun legislation.

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Obama Pushes Gun Control In CT

President Barack Obama is trying to boost the chances of gun legislation that could be in jeopardy this week with a trip to the home state of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting.

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Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy on CNN's State of the Union
Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy on CNN's State of the Union (CNN)
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Conn. Gov Faults Gun Lobbyists Over Restrictions [VIDEO]

 Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy harshly criticized gun industry lobbyists on Sunday, saying they are doing too little to halt gun violence.

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Boxes of ammunition sit on the shelf at Sportsmans Arms in Petaluma, California.
Boxes of ammunition sit on the shelf at Sportsmans Arms in Petaluma, California (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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Laws, Rumors Have Ammo Flying Off Store Shelves

Gun enthusiasts concerned about new weapon controls and alarmed by rumors of government hoarding are buying bullets practically by the bushel, making it hard for stores nationwide to keep shelves stocked and even putting a pinch on some local law enforcement departments.

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Connecticut State House
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Conn. Lawmakers Pass Wide-Ranging Gun Control Law [VIDEO]

Connecticut lawmakers have approved wide-ranging legislation in response to last year's deadly school shooting in Newtown, including gun control measures that ban the sales of large-capacity ammunition magazines and more than 100 weapons that previously had been legal.

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President Barack Obama
President Barack Obama (Alex Wong, Getty Images)
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Obama Pushes Gun Control In Colorado

President Barack Obama travels to Colorado today to step up his call for universal background checks for gun buyers and at least a vote in Congress on an assault weapons ban and limits on large-capacity ammunition magazines.

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