A woman walks with a sign to protest gun violence and call for sensible gun laws outside the White House on Monday. Molly Riley/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Assault Rifle Bans Find Life On State Level

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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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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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Photos of victims of the mass shooting at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Ore., are displayed behind Portland Police Sgt. Peter Simpson (left) and Douglas County Sheriff John Hanlin. Rich Pedroncelli/AP hide caption

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Gun Debate Divides Nation's Police Officers, Too

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New York state's 2013 gun law includes a ban on the sale of so-called military-style assault weapons like this AR-15 rifle. Charles Krupa/AP hide caption

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Flouting The Law, Some New Yorkers Won't Register Guns

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Elizabeth Shirley's lawsuit, which resulted in a settlement for $132,000, could send a message to gun dealers across the country. But for now, the precedent will only have weight in Kansas. Ethan Miller/Getty Images hide caption

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Kansas Lawsuit Settlement Sets Standard For Gun Seller Liability

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Rick Ector trains new gun owners at a range just outside of Detroit. He supports more African-Americans getting permits to carry concealed weapons. Martin Kaste/NPR hide caption

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More African-Americans Support Carrying Legal Guns For Self-Defense

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Colorado educators take part in a concealed carry course in Englewood, Colo., on Nov. 8. The course is open to all state school employees. Participants who complete the training are eligible to apply for a permit to carry a handgun. MATTHEW STAVER/Landov hide caption

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Colorado Pushes For Concealed Guns In K-12 Schools

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In 2010, Omar Thornton killed eight colleagues in Manchester, Conn., before killing himself. Private employers used to create their own rules about guns on their property. But over the past five years, many states have adopted laws that allow employees to keep firearms in their vehicles at work. Douglas Healey/Getty Images hide caption

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Do Guns On The Premises Make Workplaces Safer?

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Firearms for sale at a gun show in Annapolis, Md., on April 14. Andrew Harnik /The Washington Times /Landov hide caption

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This AR-15 style weapon was on display in March at the 7th annual Border Security Expo in Phoenix, Ariz. It's among the type of weapons that advocates of new gun laws want to see banned. Joshua Lott /Reuters /Landov hide caption

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A Bushmaster rifle, similar to the type used by Adam Lanza during the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, and some ammunition magazines. The sale and possession of this type of weapon, and high-capacity magazines, will be severely restricted in Connecticut under new legislation. Michelle McLoughlin /Reuters /Landov hide caption

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