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Flags fly at half-staff as ordered by President Barack Obama following a deadly shooting Monday at the Washington Navy Yard, on Sept. 17, 2013, in Washington.

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Flags fly at half-staff as ordered by President Barack Obama following a deadly shooting Monday at the Washington Navy Yard, on Sept. 17, 2013, in Washington.

Navy Yard Post Mortem Poll: Mental Health More Worrisome than Guns

It could be the stunning details about the mental state of the man who opened fire at the Washington Navy Yard this week, killing 12 others before the police felled him, that is tipping the scale against “easy access to...

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Retired astronaut Captain Mark Kelly hugs his wife, former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, before an appearance at Atomic Coffee during the Americans for Responsible Solutions tour in Fargo, North Dakota, on July 3, 2013.

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Retired astronaut Captain Mark Kelly hugs his wife, former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, before an appearance at Atomic Coffee during the Americans for Responsible Solutions tour in Fargo, North Dakota, on July 3, 2013.

Giffords’ Gun-Control PAC Loads Up $6.6 Million

Former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords’ gun-control advocacy group has raised more than $6.6 million since its formation this year, according to a Federal Election Commission report filed today. Giffords, the congresswoman who survived a shooting in her Arizona district two years ago, counts Facebook investor...

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Former Arizona Representative Gabrielle Giffords and her husband, Mark Kelly, speak about slain Giffords' aide Gabe Zimmerman, during a dedication ceremony naming a conference room in the Capitol Vistor Center in Zimmerman's honor at the Capitol in Washington, DC, on April 16, 2013.

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Former Arizona Representative Gabrielle Giffords and her husband, Mark Kelly, speak about slain Giffords' aide Gabe Zimmerman, during a dedication ceremony naming a conference room in the Capitol Vistor Center in Zimmerman's honor at the Capitol in Washington, DC, on April 16, 2013.

Giffords Tour: Travels with Kelly

So Gabrielle Giffords, the former Arizona congresswoman gravely injured by a gunman in Tucson two and a half years ago, is on the road with husband Mark Kelly, retired astronaut, courting support for tougher background checks for gun-buyers. Great day...

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A customer prepares to fire an AR-15 rifle at a gun range in Utah.

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A customer prepares to fire an AR-15 rifle at a gun range in Utah.

Stockman: AR-15 ‘Torch of Liberty’ — and Yours, Before Obama Grabs It

Get your AR-15 while the getting’s good. That’s the word from Rep.  Steve Stockman, a Republican from Texas. He is  raffling his Bushmaster, explaining that President Barack Obama wants to take the assault weapon away from him. (Obama has not...

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Former astronaut Mark Kelly fires a hunting rifle at a shooting range on July 2, 2013, in Anchorage, Alaska, as Anders Gustafson spots bullet placement on the target. Kelly and his wife, former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, are in Alaska as part of a seven-state "Rights and Responsibilities Tour" urging members of Congress to expand background checks on gun sales.

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Former astronaut Mark Kelly fires a hunting rifle at a shooting range on July 2, 2013, in Anchorage, Alaska, as Anders Gustafson spots bullet placement on the target. Kelly and his wife, former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, are in Alaska as part of a seven-state "Rights and Responsibilities Tour" urging members of Congress to expand background checks on gun sales.

Gabby Giffords Got Her Guns

Does Gabrielle Giffords, the former Arizona congresswoman nearly killed in a gunman’s attack at her public appearance in Tucson, really have to open fire at a firing range to get peoples’ attention on gun control? Tw0-and-a-half years after she was...

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Members of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America wait to enter the office of Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) at Russell Senate Office Building on April 17, 2013 in Washington, DC. The group held a 'Stroller Jam' event to call on senators to vote to strengthen gun regulations.

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Members of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America wait to enter the office of Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) at Russell Senate Office Building on April 17, 2013 in Washington, DC. The group held a 'Stroller Jam' event to call on senators to vote to strengthen gun regulations.

Kelly Ayotte Gets Her Gun Ads

There may be no one senator spotlighted so intensely about her vote against background checks for gun-buyers as New Hampshire’s Kelly Ayotte. Fifty percent of New Hampshire voters surveyed by Public Policy Polling after the vote said they would be...

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Sen. Jeff Flake meets with the public on March 28, 2013 in Prescott, Arizona.

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Sen. Jeff Flake meets with the public on March 28, 2013 in Prescott, Arizona.

Kelly to Flake: Had Your Chance

Now it gets personal. The failure of gun-control legislation in the Senate will come with as many political repercussions as the passage of a bill would have generated. Mark Kelly, the retired astronaut married to former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, the...

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Shooting victim and former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) and her husband Mark Kelly at the U.S. Capitol April 16, 2013.

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Shooting victim and former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) and her husband Mark Kelly at the U.S. Capitol April 16, 2013.

Giffords: Six Years After Virginia Tech, Presses for Newtown Action

Updated at 2:50 pm EDT Six years ago today, 32 people were gunned down on the campus of Virginia Tech, notes former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, who was seriously wounded in a 2011 outdoor shooting in Tucson, Arizona, that also killed...

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Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia, D-W.Va., left, and Sen. Patrick Toomey, R-Pa., arrive at a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, on April 10, 2013, to announce that they have reached a bipartisan deal on expanding background checks to more gun buyers.

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Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia, D-W.Va., left, and Sen. Patrick Toomey, R-Pa., arrive at a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, on April 10, 2013, to announce that they have reached a bipartisan deal on expanding background checks to more gun buyers.

Toomey, Manchin: Read Second Amendment Rights Protection Act

Read it, say Sens. Pat Toomney and Joe Manchin: The Public Safety and Second Amendment Rights Protection Act. In the art of bill title as political statement, this one’s a classic. They put their bill online last night.  Manchin even...

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Retired NASA astronaut and Navy Capt. Mark Kelly, right, and his wife, shooting victim and former Rep. Gabby Giffords arrive for a Senate Judiciary Committee followed by Chairman Patrick Leahy and ranking member Sen. Chuck Grassley before hearing about gun control on Capitol Hill on Jan. 30, 2013.

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Retired NASA astronaut and Navy Capt. Mark Kelly, right, and his wife, shooting victim and former Rep. Gabby Giffords arrive for a Senate Judiciary Committee followed by Chairman Patrick Leahy and ranking member Sen. Chuck Grassley before hearing about gun control on Capitol Hill on Jan. 30, 2013.

Giffords on Gun Control: ‘Time is Now’

“The time is now.” The words of former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords of Arizona, who was grievously wounded in a gunman’s attack in Tucson in2011, appearing today at a hearing of the Senate Judiciary Committee. “You must act,” Giffords told the...

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