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Those Radical Aussies, and How They Tackled Gun Violence
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What worked so well for Australia—firearm confiscation—unfortunately seems out of reach for the US Even so, there are common-sense approaches in some foreign countries that could work here Pictured right, California Lt Gov Gavin Newsom, who is proposing a 2016 ballot initiative to strengthen the state's gun laws Pictured above, California Lt.

Gay Rights Group Puts Marriage Fight on Hold

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Equality California, possibly the biggest gay rights group in California, will wait until the 2012 election to attempt to overturn the state's gay marriage ban. The organization's director says "we think we have one shot" and that it will take time to marshal the necessary forces. Other groups have their sights set on 2010. Update

Dems Take the Initiative

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Democrats are hoping ballot initiatives in favor of stem cell research and raising the minimum wage will help drive voter turnout in the upcoming election. Republicans pioneered the initiative strategy, but this time around the electorate seems to be suffering from gay marriage fatigue.

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