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Federal Gun Control Legislation (2013)
Fight against gun violence must go on despite setback in the Senate
Fight against gun violence must go on despite setback in the Senate

I am ashamed to find out that the U.S. Senate has voted to oppose minimal, common-sense gun control legislation ("Defeat leaves gun control backers at a loss for strategy," April 19). Thankfully, both of our Maryland senators supported these measures, while 46 senators, including 90 percent of Republicans, opposed requiring criminal background checks on sales at gun shows and online. Even more elected officials opposed banning assault weapons or large-scale ammunition magazines. Most shockingly, 57 of elected officials voted to allow a person who receives a "right to concealed carry" license in rural Wyoming or Texas to carry a concealed weapon in downtown...

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