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America's love affair with guns
ABC News
In the United States the failure of the Obama administration to pass even modest gun reforms in the wake of the Connecticut school shooting speaks to the power of the National Rifle Association — but also America's genuine affection for guns. While guns in American cities are all too often associated with crime, in the country it's a different story. There, many people's experiences with guns are positive — associated with hunting and self defence in remote areas where police aren't necessarily around the corner.
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Newtown, Conn., families return to Hill as administration restarts gun control push
NBC News
The Obama administration will try to revive its push for tighter restrictions on firearms, almost two months after legislation seen as the best hope for gun control went down to defeat in the Senate. The effort got an extra boost as families of children and educators killed at Newtown, Conn., returned to Capitol Hill ahead of the six-month anniversary of the shootings to plead with lawmakers not to forget their loved ones.
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Roanoke College poll: The opinions of Virginians on guns, gun policy and gun violence
Roanoke College
Virginians favor many regulations while they think that better enforcement of existing laws is more likely to prevent gun violence. And, they do not blame lax gun laws for mass shootings, according to The Roanoke College Poll. The Roanoke College Poll interviewed 583 Virginia residents between Jan. 14 and Jan. 22 and has a margin of error of +4.1 percent. Residents were asked a series of questions about guns, gun violence and a variety of issues before the Virginia General Assembly.
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Bloomberg asks donors to hold money after gun votes
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New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg is asking others to help in the gun debate by rewarding lawmakers who favor stricter controls and punishing those who don't. In a letter sent to more than 1,000 major New York donors, Bloomberg urges them to withhold contributions to the four U.S. Senate Democrats who voted April 17 against a proposal to expand background checks on gun sales.
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Tea Party, Democrats team up to block lawmakers looking for gun perks
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It's not a political alliance people are used to seeing. But in states like Texas and North Carolina, Tea Party supporters have been teaming up with Democrats to defeat measures that would expand gun rights for lawmakers but not the general public. In Texas, the House defeated a measure that would have given prosecuting attorneys and lawmakers permission to carry guns anywhere they wanted to in the state. Just 38 lawmakers voted for it, while 103 voted against.
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In Virginia, another sign of the shifting politics of gun control
New Republic
Chalk it up as yet another sign that the politics of gun control are changing, even if the bill to expand background checks fell five votes short of a filibuster-proof Senate majority in April.

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There have been 73,441,399 background checks for gun purchases since President Barack Obama took office, according to data released by the FBI.

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NRA targeting West Virginia senator over gun legislation
Bluefield Daily Telegraph
The National Rifle Association is targeting U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin after years of endorsing the West Virginia Democrat. A TV ad the group planned to launch urges state residents to call Manchin over gun control.
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Virginia man charged with loaded gun at Dulles airport
The Washington Examiner
A Virginia man was stopped at Washington Dulles International Airport for attempting to bring a loaded gun onto a plane. According to Metropolitan Washington Airport Authority Police, Albert N. Henderson Jr., 52, of Warrenton, Va., was trying to board a flight to Houston when a checkpoint X-ray machine revealed that he had .22-caliber revolver and ammunition in his carry-on bag.
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Virginia nuke facility can ask feds to OK firearm use
The Virginian-Pilot
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission is allowing a Virginia nuclear facility to seek approval for its security forces to possess and use firearms despite any local, state or federal restrictions. Federal law gives the NRC permission to allow security forces at licensed facilities to have weapons even if there are other legal restrictions.
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