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C. Fraser Smith: Giving up on guns

If we hadn’t given up on controlling gun violence after the 2012 massacre in Newtown, the last shred of hope withered after the killings in Charleston. A pathetic drill replaces hope. Not again, we say to ourselves  before we say: Of ...

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Families of Newtown victims sue rifle manufacturer

Firearms training detective Barbara J. Mattson, of the Connecticut State Police, holds up a Bushmaster AR-15 rifle during legislative subcommittee hearing in January 2013.

HARTFORD, Conn. — The families of nine of the 26 people killed and a teacher wounded two years ago at the Sandy Hook Elementary School filed a lawsuit Monday against the manufacturer, distributor and seller of the rifle used in ...

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Unhappy about new limits, gun makers urged to move

CONCORD, N.H. — Firearms manufacturers upset over newly restrictive gun laws and proposals in their home states are getting a message from other places: Move here, where the climate is favorable to your products and so are the tax codes. ...

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Obama unveils $500 million gun violence package

WASHINGTON — Braced for a fight, President Barack Obama on Wednesday unveiled the most sweeping proposals for curbing gun violence in two decades, pressing a reluctant Congress to pass universal background checks and bans on military-style assault weapons and high-capacity ...

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Family questions Silver Spring boy’s suspension over gun gesture

ROCKVILLE — The family of a 6-year-old Silver Spring boy who was suspended from school from pointing his finger like a gun and saying “pow” wants the incident stricken from the child’s record. The family’s attorney filed an appeal Wednesday ...

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