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Mich. Gov. Vetoes Concealed Weapons Bill

Michigan Governor Rick Snyder vetoed a bill Tuesday that would have allowed people with concealed pistol permits to carry guns into schools and other public spaces. He said the legislation did not allow individual places to opt out.
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Conn. Senator Introduces Ban On Assault Weapons

David Greene talks with Democratic Sen. Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut about the prospects for gun-control legislation in the next Congress. Blumenthal has spent the past several days in Newtown, where more than 20 people were killed in a school massacre.
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Capitol Hill Reaction To Gun Mayhem Varies

As lawmakers on Capitol Hill struggle with looming deadlines on taxes and spending cuts, they now face another big question: What, if anything, can Congress do to prevent more massacres like the one last Friday in Newtown, Conn.? Some Democrats are pushing for tighter restrictions on guns and ammunition. In their way stands the Republican-run House.
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Single-Issue Solidarity Behind NRA's Clout

The National Rifle Association ranks among the most effective advocacy groups in America. It reaches its members almost every way imaginable — and it gets them to volunteer for campaigns and educates them on how to vote.
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Analysis: Sen. Mikulski May Slide Into Intel Position In Senate Shuffle

The senior member of the Senate, Daniel Inouye, died Monday at the age of 88. Alex Bolton of The Hill newspaper says that while his colleagues mourn his passing, a broad shuffling of committee leadership is expected as a consequence.

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Bill Offering Hiring Protections To D.C. Ex-Cons Shot Down

A bill championed by D.C. Council member Marion Barry that would have offered legal protection to ex-convicts applying for jobs was voted down in a contentious final meeting of the 2012 legislative session.

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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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Obama Finding Gun Control Voice, Which Had Gone Quiet In White House

If, as the White House indicated on Tuesday, President Obama takes the lead in a movement for more effective gun control now that he's been stirred to action by the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre, it would mark a significant break from his pattern so far as chief executive.

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