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Mass Shootings Do Little to Change State Gun Laws

Jan 5, 2013
Following the mass shooting in Connecticut, the Obama administration and lawmakers around the country have promised to re-examine gun control in America. Here's a look at what's happened legislatively in states where some of the worst shootings in recent U.S. history have occurred to see what effect, if any, those events had on gun laws.

Disappointment in Rhode Island

Jun 30, 2011
Same-sex couples suffered a bitter legislative defeat in Rhode Island on Wednesday night when a bill allowing only civil unions -- but not marriage -- passed the state Senate, less than one week after New York granted gays and lesbians the right to marry. (more)

Senate GOP Plans Bill-Blocking Spree

Dec 2, 2010
After a brief moment of bipartisan-themed grandstanding the day before, things got back to normal on Capitol Hill on Wednesday, with Senate Republicans plotting to make the most of the next few weeks by doing their darndest to derail any Democratic-backed legislation in the works.