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Over the past few days, top Republicans have given hints that they are considering some gun control measures in the wake of the mass-shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando. That’s a sea change for GOP leaders who have typically blocked any new restrictions on gun ownership, citing Second Amendment rights.

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Kentucky Democratic Senatorial candidate Jim Gray believes the U.S. congress should do more to keep guns out of the hands of terrorists. His statement comes following the nation’s worst mass shooting last weekend in Orlando. 

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A West Tennessee lawmaker is giving away not one — but two — military-style rifles in the wake of this weekend's shooting at a nightclub in Orlando.

State Rep. Andy Holt says he's trying to make a point that guns aren't to blame for the violence.

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A bill allowing staff and faculty at Tennessee's public colleges and universities to be armed on campus has become law without Republican Gov. Bill Haslam's signature. 

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College and university faculty and staff in Tennessee may soon be able to arm themselves with handguns on campuses. The Tennessee state Senate passed the measure Tuesday 28 to 5. 

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A plan to temporarily suspend gun permits of people in Illinois who show signs of being a danger to themselves or others is headed to the House floor. 

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A bill seeking to allow Tennessee cities to ban guns from being carried at ticketed events has failed in a House subcommittee. 

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A House subcommittee has shot down a bill to require background checks for all gun purchases in Tennessee.

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A group of Republican lawmakers in the state House are pushing a bill that would allow some residents to carry concealed weapons on public school property.

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President Obama’s executive order on gun control is drawing both praise and criticism from Kentucky’s congressional members. 

Democratic U.S. Representative John Yarmuth supports expanding background checks to gun shows and websites.

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