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An attendee inspects a handgun during the NRA Annual Meeting & Exhibits at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center on May 5, 2018 in Dallas, Texas. The National Rifle Association's annual meeting and exhibit runs through Sunday. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Democrats Push Licensing, Registration of Semi-Automatic Handguns, Rifles

Democrats in the House and Senate are pushing firearm licensing and registration requirements. The push is contained in legislation titled, “Blair Holt Firearm Owner Licensing and Record of Sale Act of 2018.” It is being sponsored by Rep. Bobby Rush (D-IL) and Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-IL).

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Harvard Study: Americans Buy Guns Because They Are Scared

A new Harvard-Northeastern study showing Americans increasingly buy guns for self-defense rather than sport has persuaded one of the study’s authors to conclude that Americans buy guns because of “fear.”

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US Rep Introducing Bill to End Military Gun Free Zones

On July 20, Representative Scott DesJarlais (R-TN-4th) will introduce legislation to repeal “bans on military personnel carrying firearms on military recruitment facilities and bases.”

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Obama: ‘Important’ Second Amendment Responsible for High Homicide Rates

Speaking at Benedict College in South Carolina on March 6, President Obama said the “Second Amendment … is important,” that it is “part of our culture” and “part of who were are.” Then he quickly added, “But what we also have to recognize is, is that our homicide rates are so much higher than other industrialized countries–by like a mile.”