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  • Law Enforcement and Mental Health Officials Testify on Proposed Gun Legislation
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    Mental Health and Gun Legislation

    Law enforcement and mental health officials testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee about proposed legislation that would allow federal courts to either temporarily or permanently…

  • Senator Blumenthal on Gun Policy and Safety
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    Senator Blumenthal on Gun Policy and Safety

    The day before the “March for Our Lives” rallies across the U.S., Axios hosted a series of conversations about gun policy and safety. In this portion, Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) talked with Axios…

  • Senator Blumenthal  Panelists Discuss Gun Violence Prevention
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    Gun Violence Prevention Discussion

    Connecticut Senator Richard Blumenthal (D) joined a panel of gun violence prevention advocates for a conversation ahead of the “March For Our Lives” rally in Washington, DC. Moderated by…

  • Florida Senators Law Enforcement and Parkland Parent Testify on School Safety
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    School Shootings and Safety Hearing

    The Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing to examine school safety in response to the deadly February 2018 mass shooting at a high school in Parkland, Florida. Members heard from the father…

  • Gun Violence Victims Testify at Senate Democrats Hearing
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    Senate Democratic Meeting with Gun Violence Victims

    Members of the Senate Democratic Policy and Communications Committee heard from the relatives of victims and survivors of gun violence, including people connected to the most recent school…

  • Hearing Focuses on Firearm Regulations and Background Checks
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    Firearm Regulations and Background Checks

    Officials from the FBI, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms and the U.S. Air Force testified at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on proposed legislation from Ranking Member Dianne…

  • Senator Feinstein Pleads with Colleagues to Back Closing Bump Stock Loophole
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    Senator Feinstein on Gun Legislation

    Senate Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) spoke to reporters about her bill Introduced in response to a mass shooting in Las Vegas. It would outlaw bump stock…

  • Democratic Senators Press for Action on Gun Violence Prevention
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    Democratic Senators on Combating Gun Violence

    Gun safety advocates and a group of Democratic senators held a news conference on gun legislation following a mass shooting in Las Vegas.

  • Democratic Senators Speak to Reporters Following Gun Control Votes
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    Senate Democrats News Conference on Gun Amendments

    During a news conference Senator Bill Nelson (D-FL) said he is sadly going to have to tell 49 grieving families, the families of victims still in the hospital and an Orlando community…

  • Senate Debate on Gun Violence
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    Senate Debate on Gun Violence

    In response to the June 12, 2016, mass shooting at an Orlando, Florida, gay nightclub, Senator Christopher Murphy (D-CT) held the Senate floor for nearly 15 hours to talk about gun violence in the U.S.…

  • Gun Violence Victims Relatives Join Senate Democrats to Push for Reforms
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    Senate Democrats on Gun Violence

    A group of Senate Democrats held a news conference to talk about their legislation to expand gun control laws. One speaker was Senator Chris Murphy (CT) who led a nearly 15-hour filibuster…

  • Senator Blumenthal on Orlando Mass Shooting Briefing
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    Senator Blumenthal on Orlando Mass Shooting Briefing

    Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) talked to reporters about discussions regarding a compromise bill to deal with gun-control loopholes, saying that “the nation has really reached a tipping…

  • Senate Democrats News Conference on Gun Violence
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    Senate Democrats on Gun Violence Legislation

    Senators Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Patty Murray (D-WA), Ron Wyden (D-OR), Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), and Chris Murphy (D-CT) called for amendments to a budget reconciliation bill to address gun…

  • Hearing on the Violence Against Women Act Part 1
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    Women and Gun Violence

    Law enforcement, legal, and social work experts testified about possible changes to the Violence Against Women Act, and the law’s effectiveness in protecting women from gun violence. Topics included…

  • Gun Violence
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    Gun Violence

    The Newtown Action Alliance, members of Congress, and family members of gun violence victims held a news conference about the level of gun violence in the U.S. and the need for comprehensive legislation. House…

  • Newtown Action Alliance Press Conference
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    Newtown Action Alliance Press Conference

    The Newtown Action Alliance held a press conference and public demonstrations at the U.S. Capitol to mark the six-month anniversary of the December 14, 2012, shooting at Sandy Hook…

  • Senate Democrats on Gun Legislation
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    Senate Democrats on Gun Legislation

    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) and others briefed reporters on the status of S. 649, the gun legislation he submitted the previous week.

  • Senate Judiciary Cmte Continues Debate on Gun Legislation
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    Gun Control Bills

    The Senate Judiciary Committee continued to mark up gun control legislation. The committee passed the assault weapon ban bill out of committee, moving it to the Senate floor. Committee…

  • Gun Control Legislation Markup
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    Gun Control Legislation Markup

    The Senate Judiciary Committee passed a bill on gun trafficking largely along party lines. The legislation would toughen penalties for those who buy guns for people who cannot legally own…

  • Assault Weapons Ban
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    Assault Weapons Ban

    Witnesses testified on a proposed assault weapons ban introduced by Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) that would prohibit the sale, transfer, importation and manufacturing of “military-style…

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