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Gun Control

Wilmington rally marks six months since Newtown shootings

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video Activists in Wilmington marked six months since the school shootings in Newtown, CT, by holding a gun control rally in front of the federal building on Water Street. Full story...
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NC gun-rights group runs radio ads critical of UNC

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A gun-rights advocacy group is running radio commercials criticizing University of North Carolina system leaders for opposing a bill that would allow students and staff to bring a concealed pistol on campus. Full story...
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Senate rejects expanded gun background checks

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The Senate has rejected a bipartisan effort to expand federal background checks to more firearms buyers in a crucial showdown over gun control. Full story...
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Gun control supporters rally outside NRA fundraiser

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videoThe National Rifle Association held a fundraiser this weekend near the Wilmington Convention Center, and some folks had a few things to say about it with signs that protested the event. Full story...
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Church takes stand in gun control debate

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videoAfter starting a gun control petition earlier this year, St. Brendan the Navigator Catholic Church in Shallotte is educating the community. Church leaders say they view gun control as a pro-life initiative and a moral issue, because it threatens a person's dignity to life. This has them called to action. Full story...
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Poll: Most in NC support gun control, voter ID, immigrants

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A new Elon University poll looks at how North Carolinians feel about issues like gun control, voter identification and immigration, as well as their opinion on Gov. Pat McCrory and the General Assembly. Full story...
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Gun supporters expected at NC General Assembly

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A gun-rights organization is reminding North Carolina lawmakers its members believe in the right to bear arms and they shouldn't attempt to pass legislation that narrows the freedom. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Gun shop says Time Warner Cable anti-gun policy violating rights

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video A local gun store says a cable company is violating its rights. Surf City Guns and Ammo had been running commercials on Time Warner Cable. Now, the company will not allow the small business to run the ads it wants. Full story...
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Local shooters react to Obama plans on gun control

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videoPresident Obama went on record today saying he wants large-scale changes to the nation's gun laws. While the president wants to control guns, gun owners feel he has them in his sights. Full story...
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Shallotte church starts gun control petition drive

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video A Shallotte church is getting involved in the gun control debate. St. Brendan the Navigator Roman Catholic Church has begun a campaign to curb the epidemic of gun violence. Full story...
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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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Gun control debate reaches Southport

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video The tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School has once again brought the topic of gun control to the forefront. But some local gun owners warn against knee-jerk reactions. 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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