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State GOPers Craft Wild Gambits To Wriggle Out Of Fed Gun Control Measures
Some GOPers Look To Use State-Sanctioned Militias To Circumvent New Federal Gun Laws
BOULDER, CO - MARCH 22: U.S. Representative Joe Neguse (D-CO) addresses the media after a gunman opened fire at a King Sooper's grocery store, killing ten people, including one police officer, on March 23, 2021 in Boulder, Colorado. (Photo by Chet Strange/Getty Images)
Where Things Stand: Militias And Other Right-Wing Groups Get Particularly Worked Up About Red Flag Laws Prime Badge
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After back-to-back mass shootings in Atlanta and Boulder in the past week, gun reform advocates are once again hoping to see an expansion of red flag laws, which allow authorities to confiscate guns from individuals deemed to be particularly dangerous. They’re one of the few gun control measures that some members of the pro-gun lobby will get behind due to their case-by-case enforcement.

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Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., speaks during a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020, on U.S. policy in a changing Middle East. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, Pool)
Chicago Mayoral Candidate Lori Lightfoot addresses the crowd at her election night party as she leads in the polls, Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019, in Chicago. | Tyler LaRiviere/Sun-Times
RICHMOND, VA - FEBRUARY 7:Protesters walk in front of the Virginia State Capitol February 07, 2019 in Richmond, VA. The top three Democrats in the Virginia legislature, Virginia’s Gov. Ralph Northam, Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax and Attorney General Mark R. Herring are plagued by scandals and facing calls to resign. (Photo by Katherine Frey/The Washington Post)
Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam, left,  and his wife Pam, left, leave the funeral of fallen Virginia State Trooper Lucas B. Dowell after the church service for the funeral at the Chilhowie Christian Church in Chilhowie, Va., Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019. Dowell was killed  in the line of duty earlier in the week. (AP Photo/POOL/Steve Helber)
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at the National Rifle Association convention Friday, May 20, 2016, in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
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on April 10, 2018 in Washington, DC.
MIDLAND, TEXAS – AUGUST 31: Police cars and tape block off a crime scene nearby to where a gunman was shot and killed at Cinergy Odessa movie theater after multiple people were shot on August 31, 2019 in Midland, Texas. Reports indicate that at least two people are dead and 20 injured. (Photo by Cengiz Yar/Getty Images)
on November 1, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois.
KILLEEN, TX - MARCH 24: Demonstrators participate in a March for Our Lives rally on March 24, 2018 in Killeen, Texas. More than 800 March for Our Lives events, organized by survivors of the Parkland, Florida school shooting on February 14 that left 17 dead, are taking place around the world to call for legislative action to address school safety and gun violence.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - APRIL 7: Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., talks with reporters before the Senate voted to confirm Neil Gorsuch as the next Supreme Court justice, April 7, 2017. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
WH, Senators In Talks About Gun Control
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