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Students learn to fire their pistols at a class taught by King 33 Training at a shooting range on February 24, 2013 in Wallingford, Connecticut. King 33 Training, a company that trains and educates individuals on the safe and proper use of guns and other uses of protective force, offers classes to marksmen of all levels. The Connecticut company offers training for clients interested in maintaining a safe environment for themselves, their families, and those around them. Connecticut, home to a number of gun manufactures including Colt Defense, is a state with conflicting views on guns and gun ownership. Currently the state has some of the strictest gun control laws in the nation and its current governor Daniel Malloy is pushing for tougher measures following the shootings at the Sandy Hook School. (Photo by

Study: Four of Five Criminals Acquire Guns Illegally

A study conducted by the Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health shows that four out of five criminals acquire their guns illegally while one out of five acquires them through legal means, prior to building up a criminal record.

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Suspects Jump Out Window After 77-Year-Old Woman Pulls A Shotgun

The 77-year-old woman heard a noise and went to investigate, but she did not go empty handed. Rather, she a carried a shotgun which she shouldered and pointed at the two suspects when she discovered them in a bedroom. The suspects scampered to reach the same window they used for an entrance then jumped out of the house.

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Tim Kaine, Democrats Risk Our Lives for Gun Control

On April 16, 2007, Seung-Hui Cho opened fire with a handgun on gun-free zone Virginia Tech University, killing 32 unarmed innocents. Less than a year later, in March 2008, Governor Tim Kaine (D) vetoed a bill intended to mitigate the chances of such a slaughter reoccurring by allowing Virginians to keep a loaded gun in their car for self-defense.

A man fires an SKS semi-automatic rifle June 3, 2012 at the St. Croix Rod and Gun Club in Hudson, Wisconsin. AFP PHOTO/Karen BLEIER        (Photo credit should read KAREN BLEIER/AFP/GettyImages)

Poll: Gun Rights, Abortion Top Issues For 18-35 Women

Gallup polls conducted within last 12 months show that support for gun control among millennials runs lower than among other age demographics. Gallup editor-in-chief Frank Newport said, “Millennials are … less interested in gun control than those who are older, so the data suggests it’s unlike a number of other attitudes say like, gay marriage where young people are much more liberal. We did not see that in our data on guns.”