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Examining the last 20 years of mass shootings through the lens of 'gun free' zones [message #33652] Fri, 18 January 2013 09:18
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More than a month after the shooting in Newtown, Conn., President Barack Obama returned the nation's focus to gun control Wednesday, presenting plans to tighten the country's firearms laws. But in New Hampshire, lawmakers have been addressing the matter since they returned to session earlier this year.

On Jan. 3, the first day of the 2013 session, the Legislature took up a proposal to renew a long-standing ban on firearms in the state House of Representatives. After much debate, the ban passed the measure over the objection of many House Republicans, including J.R. Hoell, of Dunbarton, who argued the move could leave legislators vulnerable to violence.

"In the last 20 years, except for the congresswoman (Gabby) Giffords shooting, all of these mass murders have been in places where guns have been forbidden," Hoell told his colleagues in the House.

Hoell and other legislators were trying to make the point that those bent on violence know to go to gun-free zones where their victims cannot defend themselves.

Sandy Hook Elementary School, like all other schools across the country, is a federally declared "gun-free zone."

Full article: http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/news/statenewengland/990499-4 69/examining-the-last-20-years-of-mass.html


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