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A man in an NRA hat (who didn't want to give his name) speaks at a March For Our Lives event on March 24 in West Palm Beach, Fla. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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Police tape blocks off a Nashville, Tenn., Waffle House restaurant where at least four people died after a gunman opened fire early Sunday. Mark Humphrey/AP hide caption

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Waffle House Shooting Underscores How Gun Laws Vary From State To State

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Susan Nelson, author and public speaker on brain injury awareness and gun safety, at her home in Austin, Texas. Nelson survived a point-blank gunshot to the head in 1993. Gabriel C. Perez/KUT hide caption

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Texas Disability Group Wants Victims' Voices Heard In Gun Debate

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A student stops to look at a memorial at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., on Feb. 28. Last month's shooting raised questions about whether states are doing enough to fund mental health services in schools. Rhona Wise/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Mental Health Funding Tied To Florida's Controversial Gun Legislation

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Jordan Riger, 22, uses her laptop to track attendance for a weekly meeting of Students for the Second Amendment at the University of Delaware in Newark, Del. She sees firearms as tools for self-defense. Hansi Lo Wang/NPR hide caption

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Millennials Are No More Liberal On Gun Control Than Elders, Polls Show

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NRA-Backed Gun Laws Have Found Success In State Legislatures Across The U.S

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A billboard advertising a gun tourism business in Las Vegas hovers above the Mandalay Bay Hotel, site of a mass shooting Sunday night that killed 58 people and injured nearly 500. Monika Evstatieva/NPR hide caption

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Sorrow, But Little Appetite For New Laws Among Nevada Gun Enthusiasts

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Donald Carder wears his handgun in a holster as he pushes his son, Waylon, in a stroller at the National Rifle Association convention in Louisville, Ky., in May. Attendees at the convention are permitted to carry firearms under Kentucky's open-carry law. Mark Humphrey/AP hide caption

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Gun Carry Laws Can Complicate Police Interactions

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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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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 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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