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S.C. State Rep. Mike Pitts, seen during last summer's debate over removing the Confederate battle flag from the State House grounds, has introduced a bill called the South Carolina Responsible Journalism Registry Law. John Bazemore/AP hide caption

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Anti-gun groups and state officials joined New Yorkers Against Gun Violence to mark the sixth month anniversary of the Newtown massacre on the steps of New York City Hall in 2013. Bebeto Matthews/AP hide caption

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Gun Stocks Up, But Activists Move To Expand Anti-Investment Push

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Republican presidential candidate Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla. holds a rifle during a campaign stop Jan. 15, 2016, at Sturm, Ruger & Co., in Newport, N.H. Matt Rourke/AP hide caption

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Establishment Republicans Scramble To Top Trump

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The handgun sales counter at Northwest Armory in Portland, Ore. David Gilkey/NPR hide caption

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In Campaign For Tougher Gun Laws, Advocates Focus On States

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"We maybe can't save everybody, but we can save some," President Obama said at the White House Tuesday, discussing his plans to reduce gun violence with tighter background checks and other measures. He was joined onstage by Vice President Biden and people whose lives have been affected by gun violence. Carolyn Kaster/AP hide caption

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NBA Dares To Speak Out On Gun Violence

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In this handout photo provided by the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department, four guns are seen near the site of a shootout between police and suspects. The shooters left 14 people dead and 21 others wounded. San Bernardino County Sherrif's Department via Getty Images hide caption

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'Straw Buyers' Of Guns Break The Law — And Often Get Away With It

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Tashfeen Malik, left, and Syed Farook, who killed 14 people in San Bernardino, Calif., are being called supporters and martyrs by ISIS. The wife and husband team are seen here in photos provided by the FBI, left, and the California Department of Motor Vehicles. AP hide caption

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Nasya Fair and her son Korbyn, 4, look at a growing memorial for the Colorado Springs, Colo., shooting victims. Colorado and California are the latest states at the center of the gun control debate. Brent Lewis/Denver Post via Getty Images hide caption

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From Colorado To California, The Gun Control Debate Has Become Personal

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Buddie, the mascot for the pro-marijuana legalization group ResponsibleOhio, waits on a sidewalk to greet passing college students during a promotional tour at Miami University of Ohio last month. John Minchillo/AP hide caption

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Attendees visit the trade booths during the National Rifle Association's annual meeting in Nashville, Tenn., in April. Harrison McClary/Reuters /Landov hide caption

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A federal appeals court upheld the core parts of gun control laws in New York and Connecticut that ban semiautomatic weapons and high-capacity magazines. Rich Pedroncelli/AP hide caption

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Democrats Bernie Sanders (from left), Hillary Clinton and Martin O'Malley debate in Las Vegas. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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Break It Down: Democrats On Guns And Wall Street

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The Rev. Rob Schenck, of the National Clergy Council (right), and the Rev. Patrick Mahoney, director of the Christian Defense Coalition, pray in front of the J. Barrett Prettyman Federal Courthouse in Washington, D.C., in 2005. Schenck is a pro-life activist who believes gun ownership and the use of guns is a decision best decided by community leaders, not the government. Mark Wilson/Getty Images hide caption

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An Evangelical Leader's Changing Views On Gun Ownership

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