Gun Control

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The debate over curbing gun violence has taken a new urgency in the wake of several recent shootings.

But one Virginia congressman is hoping to make silencers easier to get.

This week, lawmakers will be considering an amendment to a bill they sent to Governor Ralph Northam earlier this year that bans guns at state buildings. The governor's amendment creates an exemption for magistrates.

Lawmakers are sending the governor several bills aimed at preventing gun violence. But there's one bill they're not sending him.

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Lawmakers are considering a bill designed to keep guns out of the hands of people convicted of domestic violence.

AP Photo / Lisa Marie Pane

Democrats campaigned on a platform of taking action to crack down on gun violence. Now, they're divided on some of the details.

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