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Map of state gun laws: Where things are changing after mass shooting at Florida school

Map of state gun laws: Where things are changing after mass shooting at Florida school

Nearly every state has at least discussed gun-related legislation in the aftermath of the mass shooting in a Parkland, Fla., high school. The backdrop to these changes is a geography that shows strong gun rights in the South, West and Southwest and stronger gun control on the coasts coming into an election year with 36 governorships in the hands of voters.

Control of state government

There are 25 states where Republicans hold the governorship and majorities in the state House and state Senate while Democrats hold the trifecta in seven states. Eighteen states are split between parties. Those dynamics, plus 36 governships and all but four state legislatures, are up for...

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