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3 HOURS AGO - San Francisco Chronicle

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A year after background check defeat, modest goals

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic worries about this November's elections, a lack of Senate votes and House opposition are forcing congressional gun-control supporters to significantly winnow their 2014 agenda, a year after lawmakers scuttled President Barack Obama's effort to pass new curbs on firearms. [...] with Reid wary of exposing Democratic senators facing tight re-election contests in some conservative and Western ...

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18 HOURS AGO - San Francisco Chronicle

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Override of local bans of guns in parks fails

The bill sponsored by Republican Rep. Tilman Goins of Morristown did not emerge from the House Finance Subcommittee before the panel closed for the year on Monday night. The Legislature in 2009 gave city and county governments the ability to opt out of a new law that allowed people with state-issued handgun carry permits to bring their firearms into state ...

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APR 14, 2014 - San Francisco Chronicle

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Open gun carry bill defeated in Tenn. House panel

(AP) — A bill seeking to allow Tennesseans to openly carry firearms in public without permits has been defeated in a House subcommittee. The measure sought to eliminate the state's background and training requirements for openly carrying guns in public, but would have kept the permit rules in place for concealed firearms.

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APR 14, 2014 - Washington Post

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Volokh Conspiracy: The Second Amendment right to firearms commerce

Last week the Harvard Law Review published an on-line symposium about current Second Amendment issues in the lower federal courts. My essay addressed a question on which a split is developing between the Fourth and Seventh Circuits: does the Second Amendment include the right to engage in firearms commerce, such as by operating a gun store? Read full article >>

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APR 13, 2014 - San Francisco Chronicle

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Police: Man on LI pretended to be a cop

CORAM, N.Y. (AP) — Suffolk County authorities say a Coram man has been arrested on charges of impersonating a police officer. Authorities say 42-year-old Thomas O'Connor was wearing a shirt with "Police K9 Unit" as well as an Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms gold shield on a chain around his neck.

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