A 49-year-old Montreal resident, suspected of stabbing a police officer at a Michigan airport, tried and failed to buy a gun before purchasing the knife allegedly used in the attack, the FBI said Thursday: "We have an individual who attempted to buy a gun in the United States and was unsuccessful."
A 49yearold Montreal resident suspected of stabbing a police officer at a

Montreal suspect in Michigan airport stabbing had tried to buy a gun, FBI says

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About 32,000 stalking victims are attacked with a handgun each year. Despite well-documented dangers posed by stalkers, gaps in domestic violence laws mean they can often acquire guns legally. Federal law bars felons and those convicted of domestic violence misdemeanors from possessing firearms, but that prohibition does not extend to people convicted of misdemeanor stalking.

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The Loophole that Allows Many Stalkers to Possess Firearms

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"Children do look to adults for protection. That, at a minimum, should include requiring the safe storage of guns."

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Children do look to adults for protection That at a minimum should

Opinion | Children are dying because of America’s lax gun policies

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David Poston
"Medical professionals are trained to stanch bleeding, stitch wounds and patch up broken bodies. We are good at our jobs; most gunshot victims survive their wounds. But every day, we are plagued by the question of how to prevent these injuries in the first place, when the damage is so extensive from weapons so readily available."

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Baltimore's Top Doctor: Why Aren't We Treating Gun Violence Like A Health Crisis?

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The Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017 is a bill that is an extreme as it is dangerous, both for law enforcement and our communities. That’s why law enforcement officers across the country — in addition to gun owners — oppose the adoption of concealed carry reciprocity. Learn more here:
The Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017 is a bill that is

Law Enforcement Officers will Face Litigation Risks If the Federally Mandated Concealed Carry Bill…

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Liz Simon
A new study from the The Journal of Pediatrics finds that nearly 1,300 children shot and killed and nearly 5,800 children receive medical treatment in an emergency room for a gun-related injury every year in the United States. Our kids deserve so much better.
A new study from the The Journal of Pediatrics finds that nearly

Guns kill nearly 1,300 US children each year

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Honoring the innocent lives lost in the Mother Emanuel AME Church in Charleston 2 years ago today with action, commitment, and courage. We won't stop fighting to make our communities safer from gun violence.
Honoring the innocent lives lost in the Mother Emanuel AME Church in
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Kitty Mackin
"We know, as always, that no one law could prevent a shooting like this. But we also know that we must acknowledge a problem: an unacceptable rate of gun violence in this country. And we must acknowledge that a deadly problem like this brings a responsibility to find solutions."

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We know as always that no one law could prevent a shooting

Perspective | Gabrielle Giffords: We need courage to face our gun-safety problem now

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"The reality is in our country today you're not going to prevent every one of these kind of shootings from happening, but we can- if we work on it- we can certainly live in a safer society." - Captain Mark Kelly on NPR Morning Edition. Listen here:
The reality is in our country today youre not going to prevent

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Gabby Giffords calls for courage in the aftermath of the attack on members of Congress yesterday. Read her op-ed in the Washington Post here:
Gabby Giffords calls for courage in the aftermath of the attack on

Perspective | Gabrielle Giffords: We need courage to face our gun-safety problem now

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If Congress is serious about protecting our police officers, they need to reject the bill that would make gun silencers easier to obtain. Read this post to learn why...
If Congress is serious about protecting our police officers they need to

Silencers Threaten the Safety of Law Enforcement – Resist the Gun Lobby

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Dennis Mccoy
Thomas Lendt
Sharyn Viel
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Cheryl Gannon
"Barely a year before the massacre at Pulse that stole those 49 beautiful souls from their families, nine people were shot and killed during a racist attack on Charleston’s Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church. The common factor in these tragedies, and many more in America, is that it is far too easy for hateful people to get guns in our country."

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My Son Was Killed At The Pulse Nightclub; These Hate Crimes Need To End

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It’s no wonder deregulating silencers is at the top of the gun lobby’s agenda. Making this policy priority a legislative reality would mean big business for the gun lobby at a time when gun sales remain uncertain. Here are 5 things you need to know about the danger of gun silencers:
Its no wonder deregulating silencers is at the top of the gun

Five Things to Know about the Danger of Silencers – Resist the Gun Lobby

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"This gun debate should be cordial and productive, focusing on constructive policy. So why does it quickly turn into a fear-mongering-cold- dead-handing-live-free-or-die-hard honky tonk? Because so often what we’re talking about when we talk about guns, isn’t guns. We’re really debating things like freedom and patriotism and family and identity. A gun is not just a gun. It’s a symbol."

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Bringing a stat to the gun debate - The Boston Globe

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Must Watch! Jordan Klepper's special on gun culture in America premiered last night on Comedy Central. Jordan chatted with our senior policy advisor, David Chipman, who explained how the gun lobby is trying to make it impossible for federal agents to do their jobs.
Must Watch Jordan Kleppers special on gun culture in America premiered last

Comedy Central’s Jordan Klepper Talks With David Chipman About Reducing Gun Violence

Comedy Central’s Jordan Klepper hosted a primetime special on reducing gun violence in America. “Jordan Klepper Solves Guns,” featured David Chipman, a forme...

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MUST READ: "Turns out when it comes to basic, common-sense gun regulations, Americans pretty much agree, and are completely oblivious to that agreement." - Jordan Klepper

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MUST READ Turns out when it comes to basic commonsense gun regulations

Bringing a stat to the gun debate - The Boston Globe

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"Many of the people killed at Pulse and Mother Emanuel had their entire lives ahead of them. Evil, this time in the ugly form of a bullet from a gun, robbed them of their chance to build their own legacy. We must use this moment to honor those who were tragically taken by building a safer, kinder and more tolerant country for all.”

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A must read op-ed in the The Boston Globe from Jordan Klepper:
A must read oped in the The Boston Globe from Jordan Klepper:

Bringing a stat to the gun debate - The Boston Globe

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