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Protesters gather in Clarksville park as ‘March for our Lives’ travels country

Almost 200 people rallied at McGregor Park to push for stricter gun laws in the wake of widespread gun violence in the US on Saturday, March 24, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., particularly in response to the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting. Eight-hundred twenty-five March For Our Lives events ...

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Kentucky governor says shootings are a “cultural problem”

By ROBERT RAY and BRUCE SCHREINER, Associated Press BENTON, Ky. (AP) — This was supposed to be Spirit Week at Marshall County High School. Instead, homecoming events were canceled, the governor was in town lamenting the nation’s moral decay, and preparations were being made for the funerals of two 15-year-old children. ...

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Bill would limit gun carry records to politicians

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — An effort to seal Tennessee’s handgun carry permit records from public scrutiny would create an exception for political operatives and lobbying groups to still obtain the entire set of names and addresses. Republican Sen. Ferrell Haile of Gallatin told the Senate Judiciary Committee this week that ...

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Obama unveils gun plan

WASHINGTON (AP) — Conceding “this will be difficult,” President Barack Obama urged a reluctant Congress on Wednesday to require background checks for all gun sales and ban both military-style assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines in an emotion-laden plea to curb gun violence in America. The president’s sweeping, $500 million ...

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