Protesters call for House Speaker Paul Ryan to allow votes on gun violence prevention legislation in Washington, D.C., on July 6. Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP hide caption

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After Mass Shootings, Action On Gun Legislation Soars At State Level

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Police officers stand guard down the street from the scene of a deadly mass shooting at the Pulse Orlando nightclub in Orlando, Fla., early in the morning on Sunday. Authorities say at least 50 people died in the attack. Phelan M. Ebenhack/AP hide caption

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(Top) A candlelight vigil following the shootings on the Virginia Tech campus in Blacksburg, Va., on April 17, 2007. (Left) Blacksburg police officers run from Norris Hall on the Virginia Tech campus in Blacksburg on April 16, 2007. (Right) A Virginia Tech student stands by a cardboard "VT" that was part of a makeshift vigil placed on a drill field at Virginia Tech on April 17, 2007. Charles Dharapak; Matt Gentry/The Roanoke Times; Casey Templeton/AP hide caption

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A mugshot and rap sheet of Jason Dalton, who police say went on a shooting spree that lasted for hours in Kalamazoo, Mich., on Saturday. Kalamazoo Public Safety hide caption

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The U.S. Has A Mass Shooting Epidemic, But No Government Database On Gun Violence

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When Mass Shootings Happen, How Survivors Learn To Cope

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After Mass Shootings, People Turn To Prayer — And Prayer Shaming

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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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Pictures of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting victims are displayed as California Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein speaks during a 2013 Senate hearing. Wednesday's shooting in San Bernardino, which killed 14 people, was the deadliest since the 2012 shooting at Sandy Hook, which left 26 people dead. Jewel Samad /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Hundreds of people gathered for a vigil in Roseburg, Ore., Thursday night, after 10 people died and seven others were wounded in a shooting at the local community college. Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Oregon Community Seeks Answers

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