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AC Gang Takedown Highlights Need For Gun Control, Lawmaker Says

Dozens of criminal street gang members who allegedly used threats, intimidation and violence to maintain control of the illegal drug trade in Atlantic City were arrested yesterday in pre-dawn raids.  Today, the Assembly Majority Leader says the bust shows the need for passage of gun control bills already passed by the full Assembly.

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Retired NASA astronaut and Navy Capt. Mark Kelly (R) and his wife former U.S. Rep. Gabby Giffords (D-AZ)  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
Retired NASA astronaut and Navy Capt. Mark Kelly (R) and his wife former U.S. Rep. Gabby Giffords (D-AZ) (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
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2,700 Pages of Police Reports Released in Giffords Shooting

About 2,700 of pages of police reports in the investigation of the Tucson shooting rampage that wounded former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords were released Wednesday, marking the public's first glimpse into documents that authorities have kept private since the attack more than two years ago.

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Officials display some of the guns turned in as part of the Monmouth County gun buyback program
Officials display some of the guns turned in as part of the Monmouth County gun buyback program (Rosetta Key, Townsquare Media NJ)
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Atlantic County Gun Buyback Yields Over 2,000 Weapons

Officials in New Jersey have netted another 2,000 weapons during the state's fifth gun buyback program.

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Neil Heslin (R), father of Sandy Hook shooting victim Jesse Lewis, 6, stands with U.S. Vice President Joe Biden at a press conference for gun reform in New York
Neil Heslin (R), father of Sandy Hook shooting victim Jesse Lewis, 6, stands with U.S. Vice President Joe Biden at a press conference for gun reform in New York (John Moore/Getty Images)
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Biden, Speaking In NY, Supports Assault Weapon Ban [VIDEO]

Relatives of shooting victims from Newtown, Conn., stood with Vice President Joe Biden as he spoke at New York's City Hall in favor of an assault weapons ban.

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Biden Not Giving Up on Assault Weapons Ban

Vice President Joe Biden says the Obama administration isn't giving up on an assault weapons ban.

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No Assault Weapons Ban in Democrats’ Bill

The prospects for congressional approval of an assault weapons ban appear to be even slimmer, now that Senate Democratic leaders are removing that provision from the firearms legislation the Senate will debate next month.

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A mourner places a carved wooden cross at a streetside memorial in Newtown, Connecticut.
A mourner places a carved wooden cross at a streetside memorial in Newtown, Connecticut. (John Moore/Getty Images)
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In Newtown, Gun Permit Applications Skyrocket Since Massacre

NEW HAVEN, Conn. — Applications for gun permits have jumped in Newtown since the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre, which sparked a renewed debate about stricter gun control laws and a surge in gun sales around the country due to worries about new limits.

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Officials display some of the guns turned in as part of the Monmouth County gun buyback program
Officials display some of the guns turned in as part of the Monmouth County gun buyback program (Rosetta Key, Townsquare Media NJ)
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Nearly 1,600 Guns Surrendered in Monmouth County [AUDIO/VIDEO]

A sea of weapons on display at the Monmouth County Police Academy Tuesday is more evidence that New Jersey residents like their firearms and that's in a state with some of the toughest gun laws in the nation.

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Gun Background Check Measure Passes Senate Panel [VIDEO]

A divided Senate Judiciary Committee approved a Democratic bill Tuesday expanding required federal background checks to nearly all gun purchases, giving President Barack Obama an early victory on curbing gun violence in a fight that still faces difficult odds.

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Array from NJ Gun Buy Back in Asbury Park & Keansbug (Rosetta Key, Townsquare Media)
Array from NJ Gun Buy Back in Asbury Park & Keansbug (Rosetta Key, Townsquare Media)
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Monmouth County Gun Buyback Program Nets 1,500 Weapons

Officials in New Jersey have netted another 1,500 weapons during the state's fourth gun buyback program.

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