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A gun control bill that's one of the first pieces of legislation to be introduced in the 113th Congress is likely to face tough opposition.
Gun should be taken away from anyone who is found by a licensed health care provider, educator or police to be a threat, a panel studying firearms access by the mentally ill recommended Wednesday.
Gun sales have increased in the wake of the Connecticut shootings that gave rise to talk about new guns restrictions. And Friday morning, business was brisk at local gun shops in Virginia.
Some area gunowners who exchanged guns for gift cards Saturday in Prince George's County said that the Friday shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., factored in their decision to turn in their guns.
Baltimore City Council President Bernard "Jack" Young says more than 400 city residents got rid of firearms during a gun buyback event held in the wake of Friday's mass shooting at an elementary school in Connecticut.
Prince George's County police will conduct its third Gift Cards for Guns event this weekend.
Seth Horvitz, a 38-year-old musician who lives in D.C., says he ordered a flat-screen TV from Amazon but the cardboard box delivered to his Brookland home contained the weapon.
The District is relatively new to legal firearms, so the billboard soon to be placed on a downtown D.C. apartment building may come as a shock, or perhaps, as a welcome sign.
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