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Omar Mateen killed 49 people and injured dozens more in a mass shooting on Latin night at the gay club Pulse in Orlando, Fla., in 2016. Chris O'Meara/AP hide caption

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Jury Selection Begins For Orlando Shooter's Widow

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President Bill Clinton holds an AR-15 rifle during a White House ceremony in 1994 where he launched efforts to ban assault-style weapons. The ban was in place from 1994 to 2004. Dayton, Ohio Police Lt. Randy Bean, whose fellow officer was gunned down with an AR-15 in 1991, looks on. Dennis Cook/AP hide caption

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Students gather on the steps of the old Florida Capitol in Tallahassee, Fla., protesting for stricter gun laws on Wednesday. Students at schools across Broward and Miami-Dade counties in South Florida also planned short walkouts in support. Mark Wallheiser/AP hide caption

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The 58 fatalities in October's mass shooting in Las Vegas were all caused by gunshot wounds, the county coroner and medical examiner said Thursday. A makeshift memorial on the south end of the Las Vegas Strip a few days after the shooting has photos of some of those who were killed. Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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The FBI is struggling to access the cellphone of the Texas church shooter, which is reportedly an iPhone, reigniting the debate over encryption. Brandon Chew/NPR hide caption

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Law enforcement officials investigate the scene of a shooting at the First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs, Texas, earlier this week in which 26 people were killed. Eric Gay/AP hide caption

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In Texas And Beyond, Mass Shootings Have Roots In Domestic Violence

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A small group prays at a makeshift memorial for victims of the Las Vegas massacre. Drew Angerer/Getty Images hide caption

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Why Finding A Motive After The Las Vegas Shooting Matters

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People line up to donate blood at a special United Blood Services drive at a University Medical Center facility to help victims of the mass shooting Sunday in Las Vegas. Ethan Miller/Getty Images hide caption

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People cross the Las Vegas Strip where a lone gunman opened fire on the audience at the Route 91 Harvest country music festival Sunday night. The gunman, identified as Stephen Paddock, 64, of Mesquite, Nev., fired from a room on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino. David Becker/Getty Images hide caption

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People take cover at the Route 91 Harvest festival after a gunman opened fire on the festival from a room in the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas. David Becker/Getty Images hide caption

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Colin Goddard was shot four times, but says he received an outpouring of support as he recovered. He worries about others who didn't get the same kind of support. Courtesy of Colin Goddard hide caption

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The Uninjured Victims Of The Virginia Tech Shootings

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Proponents of a law allowing concealed-carry handguns at Texas state universities say it could prevent incidents similar to the Aug. 1, 1966, University of Texas shootings which left 14 dead. The law went into effect 50 years to the day of the massacre. 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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