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Buyers flock to gun stores in Colorado after rampage
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Background checks — the first step toward the purchase of a gun in Colorado — jumped 43 percent in the aftermath of a shooting rampage in Aurora that killed 12 people, The Denver Post reports. Firearms instructors also note increased interest in the training required for obtaining a concealed-carry permit. "It's been insane," Jake Meyers, an employee at Rocky Mountain Guns and Ammo in Parker, tells The Post. More

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In wake of Colorado, battle lines forming on gun rights in Texas
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Buyers who provide a valid driver's license and pass a federal background check can walk away from Texas gun shops weapon in hand with no additional questions asked, shop owners and clerks said. "That's literally it," Amarillo Pawn & Gun clerk Sean Callahan said. Buyers who pass the check "can walk out the door." In the wake of the Colorado rampage, battle lines are being drawn again in the national gun debate. Mass shooting suspect James Holmes legally purchased an AR-15 semiautomatic rifle, a shotgun and two Glock pistols before killing 12 people and wounding dozens of others at a midnight movie showing in Aurora, Colo., according to police. More

Demand for CHL rises in southeast Texas
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In the wake of the Colorado shooting at a movie theater, more southeast Texans are wanting a concealed handgun license. At least that's what one instructor says because his phone has been ringing off the hook since the shooting happened. The instructor is also a preacher at the Lighthouse Worship Center. In 2011 he witnessed two teens burglarizing a building at the church. He stopped them and held them at gunpoint until police arrived. That day he realized he wanted to become a CHL class instructor. And now he's getting more calls from people interested in the class than ever. More

Bipartisan group of senators threatens to oppose UN arms treaty as deadline looms
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A bipartisan group of 51 senators is threatening to oppose a global treaty regulating international weapons trade if it falls short in protecting the constitutional right to bear arms, as the United Nations bumps up against a deadline for action. In a letter to President Barack Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, the senators expressed serious concerns with the draft treaty that has circulated at the United Nations, saying that it signals an expansion of gun control that would be unacceptable. More

Waco CHL instructors: 'Dark Knight Massacre' should've been prevented
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Law enforcement officers across the country are starting to use the Colorado "Dark Knight Massacre," as a tool to train for future threats if they were to ever happen. But some concealed handgun license instructors in Central Texas, are saying the shooting could have easily been prevented. "Had that been a theater in here in Central Texas, I believe it would have had a different outcome," CHL Instructor Parnell McNamara said. "I know a lot of people that carry here, more than you think and would have been swapping lead with that coward," he said. More

Bloomberg urges police strike over gun control
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In the wake of the horrific massacre in Aurora, Colo., New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has been one of the few high-profile American politicians speaking out in favor of tighter gun restrictions. Recently, he took his case to "Piers Morgan Tonight," where he argued that police officers in particular should throw their support behind gun control. "I don't understand why the police officers across this country don't stand up collectively and say, 'We're going to go on strike. We're not going to protect you. Unless you, the public, through your legislature, do what's required to keep us safe,'" he said. More

Texas law: Guns are allowed in theaters unless signs say otherwise
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After the tragic shooting in Aurora, many are wondering whether it's legal to bring a weapon into a movie theater if you possess a concealed handgun license. "The answer is yes. The reason is because the legislature excepted out the places you can't take a gun and a movie theater is not one of them," said KHOU-11 News Legal Analyst Gerald Treece. More

Obama calls for measures against gun violence
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Faced with a clamor in his party for stricter gun control in the wake of the Colorado movie-theater massacre, President Barack Obama said he would "leave no stone unturned" in seeking new measures to reduce violence nationwide, including more restrictive background checks on gun purchases. "A lot of gun owners would agree that AK-47s belong in the hands of soldiers, not in the hands of criminals," Obama said at the annual National Urban League convention in New Orleans. "They belong on the battlefield of war, not on the streets of our cities." More


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