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Virginia's Gov. Ralph Northam speaks to supporters at a Democratic victory party in Richmond, Va., Tuesday. Democrats will control the Governor's mansion, and both chambers of the General Assembly for the first time since 1993. Steve Helber/AP hide caption

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As Democrats Prepare To Take Power In Virginia, Gov. Northam Focuses On Gun Control

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Police tape frames a sign at one of the entrances to the municipal government complex where a dozen people were shot to death earlier this year in Virginia Beach, Va. Jonathan Drake/Reuters hide caption

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Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says her government is creating a national gun registry "to prevent firearms from reaching the hands of criminals." She announced the new plan alongside Police Minister Stuart Nash. Tessa Burrows/Getty Images hide caption

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Local officials point to a .50-caliber assault weapon during a 2005 news conference in Chicago, a year before Cook County officials enacted an assault weapons ban. The law has been upheld by trial and appeals courts. On Thursday, a federal appeals court again kept the law in place. M. Spencer Green/AP hide caption

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Ethan Kollie will stay in jail awaiting trial. He is charged helping the gunman obtain firearm accessories and body armor for the Dayton, Ohio, shooter. Montgomery County Sheriff via AP hide caption

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A new survey finds that a majority of Americans, including gun owners, support laws that allow family members or law enforcement to request temporary removal of guns from a person who is seen to be a risk to themselves or others. Erich Schlegel/Getty Images hide caption

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Poll: Americans, Including Republicans And Gun Owners, Broadly Support Red Flag Laws

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In surveillance video, an unarmed black man Markeis McGlockton (far left) is shot by Michael Drejka, who is white, during an altercation a the parking lot in Clearwater, Fla., in July 2018. Pinellas County Sheriff's Office via AP hide caption

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In the U.S., firearms kill more people through suicide than homicide. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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How The CDC's Reluctance To Use The 'F-Word' — Firearms — Hinders Suicide Prevention

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Philip Smith is the president and founder of the National African American Gun Association. Since its creation in 2015, the group has seen rapid growth with roughly 30,000 members and 75 chapters nationwide. Lynsey Weatherspoon for NPR hide caption

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With A Growing Membership Since Trump, Black Gun Group Considers Getting Political

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Courtney Irby was charged with armed burglary and grand theft in connection with guns owned by her estranged husband, Joseph Irby. A member of her family told local media that Irby had feared for her life. Polk County Sheriff's Office via AP hide caption

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The House passed a background check bill that would allow federal authorities more time to conduct background checks on would-be gun purchasers. The bill faces long odds of being adopted in the Senate. Andy Clement/Getty Images hide caption

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Relatives and friends of Eduardo Felipe Santos Victor, a teenager who was shot dead in Morro da Providencia, a low-income favela community, mourn during his funeral in Rio de Janeiro, on Sept. 30, 2015. Silvia Izquierdo/AP hide caption

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Dr. Emmy Betz, a co-founder of the Colorado Firearm Safety Coalition, led a meeting of the group at the Centennial Gun Club. "If you want to reduce suicide deaths, you have to talk about firearms," Betz says. "And if you want to reduce firearm deaths, you have to talk about suicide." Theo Stroomer for NPR hide caption

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Gun Shops Work With Doctors To Prevent Suicide By Firearm

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Doctors have been tweeting about their experiences treating victims of gun violence after the NRA mocked a position paper by the American College of Physicians. Dominick Reuter/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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After NRA Mocks Doctors, Physicians Reply: 'This Is Our Lane'

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The National Rifle Association, which held its annual meeting in Dallas in May, has filed a lawsuit against New York state officials claiming they are pressuring financial institutions to stop doing business with the organization. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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