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After Orlando shooting, gay leaders train sights on guns

Dozens of leading civil rights activists gathered earlier this summer at Congregation Beit Simchat Torah in New York, the largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender synagogue in the United States. It was two days after the mass shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando. But they weren’t there to mourn. The group that included Evan

No constitutional right to concealed guns: U.S. appeals court Ruling

Firearm owners have no constitutional right to carry a concealed gun in public, a divided U.S. appeals court in California ruled on Thursday, upholding the right of officials to only grant permits to those facing a specific danger. The decision by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, a victory for gun control advocates which

Anti-gun forces shift to ‘small-ball’ efforts

Pressure now will move to private sector  Democrats in Congress, following the lead of President Obama, are now playing small ball on gun control after their post-Newtown hopes of significant legislation were dashed. Capitol Hill Democrats are now focusing on modest moves, such as funding gun-violence prevention and calling for “smart guns” that only authorized