Gun politics in the United States

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(ABC News) Dick's Sporting Goods Inc., one of the largest retailers of its kind in the United States, is taking new steps to curtail the sale of firearms in its 700-plus stores, including ending sales of assault-style rifles and banning the sale of guns to people younger than 21, the company...
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February 20, 2018 - 7:29 am
(ABC News) A large majorities of Americans say neither President Donald Trump nor Congress are doing enough to try to prevent mass shootings like the one that took 17 lives in Parkland, Florida, last week, with improved mental health screening and treatment leading the public’s preferences for...
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Dave Debo
February 20, 2018 - 6:40 am
(WBEN/AP) In a compromise move that leaves local gun rights advocates and those who are pressing for more gun control both unhappy, President Donald Trump offered support Monday for an effort to strengthen the federal gun background check system. He stopped short of any broader move on gun control...
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Dave Debo
February 19, 2018 - 6:23 am
(WBEN) The issue of guns and gun control in the wake of last week's Florida school shooting isn't going away this week, but it might not be going anywhere in Congress either. During the noon hour today , 17 members of a group called Teens for Gun Reform will lie down outside the White House to draw...
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Dave Debo
February 16, 2018 - 7:14 am
(WBEN) In Florida, the gun that prosecutors say Nikolas Cruz used at that Florida High School was an A-R 15-that police say he bought legally, despite having shown some threatening behaviors in the past. And in New York State, even with one of the nation's toughest gun control laws, chances are, he...
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Tom Puckett
November 28, 2017 - 4:00 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) A deadline looms as part of the NYSAFE Act: recertification of pistol permits, once lasting a lifetime. Second Amendment advocates say they're concerned about what this could mean. Miguel Rivera of Rivera Investigations says even if you don't like NYSAFE, you must register to...
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October 23, 2017 - 6:20 am
NEW YORK (WBEN/AP) — Democratic attorneys general from 17 states are calling on Congress to abandon legislation backed by the National Rifle Association that would allow concealed-carry gun permits issued in one state to be valid in all states. The top prosecutors from states including New York,...
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Dave Debo
October 09, 2017 - 7:21 am
(WBEN/AP) New York State and Congress both are gearing up to take action on the Bump stock--- that gun modification used to make Stephen Paddock's semi automatic weapons fire as if they were the illegal fully automatic ones during the Las Vegas massacre. But a national expert on gun control policy...
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Congressman Chris Collins's attempt to thwart New York's tough gun control measures drew fire from Governor Andrew Cuomo on Monday, who called it a "blatant political ploy" that would "put millions at risk" On Monday, Collins unveiled a federal plan to ensure that states can not restrict the size...
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