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Mourners gather for the funeral of Harris County Deputy Darren Goforth, killed as he pumped gas in a surprise attack in August. According to new national statistics, 42 police officers were shot and killed in 2015. Aaron M. Sprecher/Getty Images hide caption

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Number Of Police Officers Killed By Gunfire Fell 14 Percent In 2015, Study Says

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Guns seized by the police are displayed during an Oct. 2015 news conference in New York. Seth Wenig/AP 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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While serving in Congress, Jay Dickey sponsored legislation that effectively restricts spending for research on firearms deaths. Spencer Tirey/AP hide caption

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Congress Still Limits Health Research On Gun Violence

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Flowers are placed near the site of the San Bernardino shooting that took place Wednesday. Groups that keep tabs on mass shootings in the U.S. have different definitions of a mass shooting, resulting in wildly different figures. Justin Sullivan / Getty 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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President Obama, joined by Vice President Joe Biden, delivers a statement at the White House about gun violence. Thursday's remarks come a day after at least 14 people were killed in a mass shooting in San Bernardino, Calif. Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Robert Lewis Dear, 57, is accused of attacking a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs and killing three people, including a police officer. Nine others were injured. Colorado Springs Police Department hide caption

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'You Never Quit Trying': Preventing Gun Violence In Schools

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Oregon Gov. Kate Brown greets a therapy dog Monday, during a tour of Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Ore. Monday was the first day back to campus for students since the mass shooting on Oct. 1. Mike Henneke/AP hide caption

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Mourners stand near the casket of Harris County Sheriff's Deputy Darren Goforth at Second Baptist Church in Houston, Texas, on Friday. Two people who were with the deputy on the night he was killed told his family Friday that he wasn't alone when he died. Aaron M. Sprecher/Getty Images hide caption

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The casket of Ethel Lance is carried to a hearse following her funeral service on June 25. Lance was one of nine people killed in the shooting at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston. David Goldman/AP hide caption

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A screen grab shows the Twitter page of Bryce Williams, whose real name is Vester Lee Flanagan II, who police say fatally shot WDBJ-TV cameraman Adam Ward and reporter Alison Parker during a live broadcast early Wednesday. After the attack, Flanagan reportedly sent a fax to ABC News. AP hide caption

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