Gun Control

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Fri March 8, 2013

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Thu March 7, 2013
NPR Story

Senate Committee Passes Bill Meant To Reduce 'Straw Purchases' Of Guns

Originally published on Thu March 7, 2013 4:13 pm

The first major gun bills in nearly two decades had their first hearing in the Senate on Thursday, including an assault weapons ban and a ban on so-called "straw purchases." Still, even in the aftermath of the shootings in Newtown, Conn., the legislation faces an uphill battle. Ailsa Chang talks to Melissa Block.

2:00pm

Thu March 7, 2013
Gun Debate

Parents Question Safety of Biathlon Event For Kids

Sgt Jeremy Teela competes in the Olympic men's Biathlon 12.5-kilometer pursuit at Whistler Olympic Park in this file photo from 2010
U.S. Army Flickr - Creative Commons

For years the organization that trains young winter sports athletes in Aspen has been holding a traditional European event called biathlon. This year questions are being raised about the sport, because it involves shooting guns.

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7:12am

Thu March 7, 2013
The Two-Way

Today: First Key Votes On Gun Laws Since Newtown Shootings

Originally published on Thu March 7, 2013 10:52 am

Guns on display at a show in Fort Wayne, Ind., last month.
Brian Cassella MCT /Landov

Update at 12:45 p.m. ET. One Measure Approved So Far:

"The Senate Judiciary Committee approved legislation Thursday making gun trafficking a federal crime as lawmakers cast the first vote in Congress to curb firearms since December's horrific shootings at a Connecticut elementary school," The Associated Press writes.

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6:57am

Tue March 5, 2013
Politics

All Seven Democratic Gun Bills Pass Committees On Party Line Votes

A busy day at the capitol, gun advocates wait outside the capitol's largest hearing room because the room is full
Bente Birkeland RMCR

The gun debate was front and center at the Colorado capitol Monday as proposals already approved in the house made their way to senate committees.

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