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2011-01-11 14:42:00

Violence Policy Center Details Use of High-Capacity Ammunition Magazines in 10 Prior Mass Shootings; VPC Calls on Congress to Ban High-Capacity Magazines, Save Lives WASHINGTON, Jan. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- High-capacity ammunition magazines are the common thread that run through most mass shootings, the Violence Policy Center (VPC) stated today in profiling the guns and ammunition magazines used in 10 of America's most notorious mass shootings...

2009-04-15 14:35:00

Governor Urges Congress to Reinstate Assault Weapon Ban; Asks Legislature to Pass Sensible Measures to Limit Illegal Handguns HARRISBURG, Pa., April 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Edward G. Rendell, along with Pittsburgh Police Chief Nate Harper and other chief law enforcement officers from across Pennsylvania, today called on Congress and the General Assembly to stand with them and put an end to senseless murders stemming from the use of deadly assault weapons and illegal handguns....

2006-08-20 09:27:11

By Jason Szep ROXBURY, Massachusetts (Reuters) - Analicia Perry was kneeling to light a candle at a makeshift shrine to her brother when she was shot in the face and killed -- four years to the day after her brother was gunned down on the same spot. The slaying of the 20-year-old mother -- on a narrow street behind a police station in Boston's poor Roxbury district last month -- is one of the shocking examples of a rise in the murder rate across the United States that is raising...

2005-07-29 18:40:59

By Joanne Kenen WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate on Friday easily passed a bill that grants sweeping protection to the firearms industry against lawsuits aiming to hold gun makers or sellers responsible for gun violence. The "Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act" would provide broad immunity from civil lawsuits filed by dozens of cities and municipalities against gun makers, dealers and distributors. It would also make it much harder for individuals to bring civil liability...

2005-07-14 17:09:15

By Joanne Kenen WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The gun industry is likely to win sweeping protection against civil liability lawsuits in the U.S. Senate this month, reflecting a more firearm-friendly Senate after the 2004 elections, lawmakers said on Thursday. Last year the Republicans killed their own bill, meant to shield gunmakers, gun distributors and gun sellers against many liability suits, after gun opponents attached amendments to it, including an extension of the 1994 ban on assault...

2005-07-14 16:31:58

By Joanne Kenen WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The gun industry is likely to win sweeping protection against civil lawsuits in the U.S. Senate this month, reflecting a more firearm-friendly Senate after the 2004 elections, lawmakers said on Thursday. Last year the Republicans killed their own bill, meant to shield gunmakers, gun distributors and gun sellers against many liability suits, after gun opponents attached amendments to it, including an extension of the 1994 ban on assault rifles. But...


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