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Some States Put Brakes On Driver's Licenses For Illegal Immigrants

Many young illegal immigrants can now drive without the fear of being pulled over. Under President Obama's deferred action program, many have begun receiving their driver's licenses. But not every state is on board with allowing these young people behind the wheel.
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Gun Manufacturers Say Assault Weapons Aren't A High Pay-Off Target

Robert Siegel talks to retired Army Maj. Gen. Dean Allen Youngman, executive director of the Defense Small Arms Advisory Council. He was in the meeting with Vice President Joe Biden and the National Rifle Association as the administration considered initiatives to reduce gun violence.
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Obama: Gun-Control Measures No Substitute For Action From Congress

President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden unveiled their proposals to stem gun violence in America on Wednesday.
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N.Y. Rep. McCarthy: 'We Have To Break The Myth Of The NRA'

Audie Cornish talks to Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (D-N.Y.) about President Obama's new initiatives to curb gun violence. In 1993, her husband was killed and her son gravely injured in a mass shooting on the Long Island Railroad. Since then, McCarthy has become an outspoken advocate for gun control.
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Mental Health Gun Laws Unlikely To Reduce Shootings

A New York law that requires mental health professionals to report potentially violent patients probably won't accomplish much, specialists say. Studies show that even highly trained professionals are often wrong about which patients become violent.
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Even Post-Sandy Hook, Politics Suggest Prospects Dim For Obama's Gun Plan

Although President Obama's major proposals, from banning assault rifles to more stringent background checks and ammunition limits, are being rolled out in the shadow of the school massacre in Newtown, Conn., their Capitol Hill prospects remain highly uncertain.

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