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The bill that narrowly passed the U.S. House of Representatives would make it a crime to sell, manufacture or possess semiautomatic assault weapons or high-capacity ammunition feeding devices.
It was my turn to scroll to the news feed that popped up on my phone regarding a mass shooting near Chicago on July 4. It was my turn to hold my breath while trying to figure out if this happened where my daughter and her family were going to watch their parade just outside of Chicago.
“They took my guns,” a phrase never uttered by any gun owner that is legally entitled to own a gun. And never will be.
The deeply divided House voted 217-203 -- with no Republicans in support -- to advance the bill toward passage, after the Senate passed the legislation late on Thursday.

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The court's conservative majority said in a 6-3 ruling that the Constitution puts these decisions in the hands of gun owners, not with local officials, county sheriffs or others who fear that too many guns on the street are a threat to public safety.
The bill would increase background checks for would-be gun buyers aged 18 to 21 by providing law enforcement more time to do the checks and incentivizing states to provide juvenile records to the analysis.
The NRA says they will support anything that doesn’t encroach on the Second Amendment. That means they will not accept compromises.
North Dakota Senator Kevin Cramer speaks about recent controversies about his comments about red flag laws, the gun control debate in general, what we can do about high gas prices, and the on-going Jan. 6 committee hearings.
A few words to the not-so-wise. My conservative friends, if you consider an AR15 to be synonymous with the Second Amendment, you may well be watching defeat from the jaws of victory in the midterm elections.
We had free access to guns when I was growing up. Common gun sense ruled the country. There was seldom the kind of mass shootings of kids as we see occurring today.

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Weeks after the Uvalde school shooting, what steps the country will take to prevent another attack of this magnitude remain unclear. Frustrated doctors are clamoring for broad measures to curb the rise in gun violence.
"I'll give you my gun when you pry it from my cold, dead hands." Perhaps it’s time that phrase, or a variation of it, is used to immortalize the dead children. Dead because someone bought an AR-15, not for hunting but to kill as many kids as he could.
Authors report that mass shootings cause almost six people to be injured for every one person killed, with 44% leaving disabled and carrying $65,000 in average hospital charges. Emergency medicine experts say AR-15 style weapons create extreme increase in bodily damage.

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