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Michigan's Snyder Vetoes Bill Allowing Concealed Guns In Schools

Gov. Rick Snyder has vetoed a bill that would have allowed concealed pistols to be carried in schools and other places where they had been banned. The Michigan legislature had approved the legislation when its lame-duck session ended Thursday — one day before the Newtown school shootings.
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NRA Issues Statement Amid Calls For New Gun Control Laws

The National Rifle Association of America has broken its silence to comment on Friday's gun violence that ravaged a tight-knit Connecticut community, releasing a statement in which the gun-owners' rights group said it "is prepared to offer meaningful contributions to help make sure this never happens again."
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Investors, Retailers Shy Away From Guns; Will It Last?

There's nothing like a broad-scale consumer boycott, but companies are responding proactively to rapidly shifting attitudes about guns. Whether consumers sustain anger about gun violence for very long will determine whether there's any real shift in markets.
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Mich. Governor Vetoes Bill Allowing Concealed Weapons In Schools

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder vetoed a bill on Tuesday that would have allowed people with concealed pistol permits to carry guns in schools. He was under widespread pressure to veto it after the school shooting in Newtown, Conn., last week. Robert Siegel talks to Rick Pluta of Michigan Public Radio.
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Private Equity Group Withdraws Stake In Gun Company After Newtown Shootings

Executives at Cerberus Capital Management, a private equity group, say the Sandy Hook shootings are a "watershed event" and has decided to withdraw its investments in a group of firearms makers, including Bushmaster, Remington and others.
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Much Of Newtown Heads Back To School After Shootings

Most children returned to school in Newtown, Conn., on Monday as some families buried victims of the last week's shootings.
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Jersey Shore Residents Draw Line In The Sand Over Dunes After Sandy

Many residents and officials say New Jersey beach towns with bigger sand dunes suffered the least damage during Hurricane Sandy. The federal government's been working on building up dunes along the coast. On Long Beach Island, N.J., the town's mayor is eager for the beach replenishment work to move forward as soon as possible. But some oceanfront residents oppose federal dune-building. They say it's their land and they don't want the government to build up the dunes in front of their homes, unless they're compensated.

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