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Gun Policy News, 6 August 2010

United States

6 August 2010

New Haven Register (Connecticut), Editorial

Nine more Connecticut families now have to feel the devastation of gun violence in the workplace. A worker at Hartford Distributors went on a rampage, killing eight fellow employees and himself. Our society has come to accept these shootings almost as normal events. Instead, we should ask: "Is this the culture we want?" These mass shootings should be sparking a concerned dialogue about prevention. Yet, the only prevention talk we ever hear is from the gun lobby, which... (

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United States

6 August 2010

Nation (USA)

Elena Kagan was confirmed Thursday as the 112th justice to serve on the Supreme Court bench, in a significant victory for the Obama administration and womens' rights groups—and a significant defeat for the National Rifle Association. Kagan was approved on a 63-37 vote, earning the support of fifty-six Democrats (all except Nebraska's Ben Nelson), Vermont Independent Bernie Sanders, Connecticut Independent Joe Lieberman and five Republicans who had already announced... (

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