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Burr blasts president's gun control plan

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video President Obama's plan to increase gun control in the United States is meeting opposition from North Carolina's Republican senator. Full story...
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Obama unveils $500 million gun violence package

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video President Barack Obama is announcing a $500 million package of executive actions and legislative proposals aimed at reducing gun violence a month after a mass shooting in Connecticut killed 20 elementary school children. Full story...
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NC gun-rights group sues Winston-Salem over policy

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A statewide gun-rights group is claiming the city of Winston-Salem is violating its Second Amendment rights through an ordinance banning concealed handguns in many of its city parks. Full story...
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NRA calls for armed police officer in every school

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The nation's largest gun-rights lobby is calling for armed police officers to be posted in every American school to stop the next killer "waiting in the wings." Full story...
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Talk of tougher laws driving gun sales

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videoGun suppliers in Wilmington are struggling to keep their shelves stocked. They say it has to do with people protecting themselves, but employees say they think customers are more worried about some weapons soon being banned. Full story...
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Obama pressing for policy changes after shooting

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video President Barack Obama is asking a team led by Vice President Joe Biden to offer "concrete proposals" to curb gun violence no later than January, in the aftermath of the horrific massacre at a Connecticut elementary school. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Mom of 2004 murder victim wants assault weapon ban

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video The White House said President Obama supports Sen. Dianne Feinstein's plan to introduce a bill to ban assault weapons. One Wilmington mother says that in her mind that isn't even a question. Full story...
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Shootings raise questions about gun laws

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videoAs more details about the shootings Friday in Connecticut and a murder right here in Wilmington the night before become available, the nation's mindset seems to shift from horror to anger and demands for change, specifically about gun laws. Full story...
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Fayetteville announces task force on gun violence

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Fayetteville police have formed a task force in an attempt to curb the recent increase in local gun violence. Officials held a news conference Thursday to address concerns about the shootings, including three incidents at the same convenience store. A 67-year-old man was robbed and shot to death, and two suspects have been arrested in the case. Full story...
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Chadbourn man guilty of carjacking

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A Chadbourn man faces life in prison after a federal jury convicted him of a 2010 carjacking in Columbus County. Full story...
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NC 'guns in bars' bill could die in committee

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Pro-gun advocates worry that a bill to permit handguns in North Carolina bars is being quietly shoved aside. The bill would allow people with concealed weapons licenses to carry guns into businesses that serve alcohol. The bill is currently on hold in the Senate Finance Committee and is not scheduled for discussion. Full story...
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Goolsby says bill would help clarify NC concealed weapon law

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video No guns in school is a no brainer, but what happens when your school is also a church? Sen. Thom Goolsby (R-9th District) hopes a new bill will help clarify. Full story...
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Brunswick County woman accidentally shot, killed

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The Brunswick County Sheriff's Office is looking into what they say was an accidental shooting that killed a woman yesterday. Full story...
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Police arrest man they say ran from shooting scene

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Wilmington Police arrested a man overnight for a shooting at a Castle Street club. Officers responded to a report of shots fired at the Sportsman's Club at 1111 Castle Street around 2:15 a.m. Full story...
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Stolen shotgun recovered during New Year's Eve traffic stop

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The Bladen County Sheriff's Office says it ended 2011 by catching a man with a stolen shotgun. Full story...
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