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Workers with the Living United for Change in Arizona organization canvas a south Phoenix neighborhood in October to advocate for the passage of Proposition 206, which would increase the state's minimum wage. The measure was approved on Tuesday. Astrid Galvan/AP hide caption

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A new ballot measure in Washington will determine if courts can take away guns from people deemed to be dangerous to themselves or others. The initiative is well-funded and comes two years after the state passed a different initiative for background checks on gun sales, including those that are private. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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Gun Control Groups Aim Their Money At States — And The Ballot

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A box of 500 .22 cal. bullets are offered for sale at an Illinois gun store in 2012. California voters are voting on a measure that would require ammunition buyers to face the same background checks gun buyers in the state do. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption

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Should Ammunition Buyers Face Background Checks? California's Voters Will Decide

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Members of the Secret Service stand guard near Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton in August as she speaks at a rally at International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 357 Hall in Las Vegas. Andrew Harnik/AP hide caption

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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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Gov. Jerry Brown signed six new bills into law Friday, nearly seven months after a mass shooting in San Bernardino, Calif. Two of the new laws restrict ammunition. In this photo from last summer, a man enters a gun store in Los Angeles. Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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The trade in alcohol — illegal under Prohibition — led to the rise of organized crime and men such as Chicago gangster Al Capone, photographed here on Jan. 19, 1931. AP hide caption

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Prohibition-Era Gang Violence Spurred Congress To Pass First Gun Law

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A marksman sights in on a target during a class for an Illinois concealed carry permit in February 2014. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption

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Handguns In America And The Rise Of The 'Concealed-Carry Lifestyle'

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Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., leads lawmakers down the steps of the Capitol to greet a crowd assembled after House Democrats ended their 26-hour-long sit-in protest on Thursday. Evan Vucci/AP hide caption

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This photo provided by Rep. John Yarmuth, D-Ky., shows Democrat members of Congress, including Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., (center) and Rep. Joe Courtney, D-Conn., (left) participating in a sit-down protest seeking a vote on gun control measures, Wednesday on the House floor. Rep. John Yarmuth/AP hide caption

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Everytown for Gun Safety teaches survivors of shootings how to use their stories to advocate for gun control legislation. Ruby Wallau/NPR hide caption

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A Million-Mom Army And A Billionaire Take On The NRA

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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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