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House passes bill loosening gun restrictions

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The House of Representatives approved legislation Wednesday loosening gun regulations and allowing those with permits to carry concealed weapons to legally travel with those firearms to other states, a top priority of the National Rifle Association.
The bill passed mostly along party lines, 231-198, with six Democrats supporting it. Fourteen Republicans opposed the legislation, the first major firearms-related bill Congress has voted on since the massacres in Las Vegas and Texas earlier this year.
Republicans argued that Americans' Second Amendment rights to bear arms should not end when...
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Senate votes to start talks with the House on striking a tax deal

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The chambers will aim to nail down key differences between separate bills passed by the House and Senate.
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Trump would sign bill that funds government through Dec. 22, White House says

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Trump and Congress are facing a deadline of Friday at midnight to pass fresh spending legislation.
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House OKs controversial concealed carry gun law

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The House's yes vote on the bill largely fell along party lines: 231-198.
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Congress votes to substantially weaken gun laws in the wake of deadly mass shootings

Congress votes to substantially weaken gun laws in the wake of deadly mass shootings

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The House of Representatives passed legislation on Wednesday, in a vote of 231 to 198, that would allow gun owners with concealed weapons permits to carry their weapons across state lines.
This is the first major piece of gun legislation passed by Congress since a gunman opened fire, killing 58 people at a Las Vegas country music festival in October. Barely one month later, on November 5, a lone gunman killed 26 people at a church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, leaving 20 others injured.
The bill, called the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act, would effectively allow residents from states with...
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House Passes 1st Gun Bill Since Recent Mass Shootings

House Passes 1st Gun Bill Since Recent Mass Shootings

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Republicans rammed a bill through the House on Wednesday that would make it easier for gun owners to legally carry concealed weapons across state lines, the first significant action on guns in Congress since mass shootings in Nevada and Texas killed more than 80 people, the AP reports. The House...
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House passes bill to let gun owners to carry concealed weapons across state lines

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Its fate is uncertain after being linked with a bipartisan bill to fix a background check system
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Bill letting people bring concealed guns across state lines passes U.S. House

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WASHINGTON - People would be able to bring legal, concealed guns into any U.S. state under legislation the House of Representatives approved on Wednesday that would also bolster the national background check system and require a study of the "bump stocks" used in October's Las Vegas mass shooting.
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The Latest: GOP-led House passes NRA-backed gun bill

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WASHINGTON - The Latest on legislation intended to make it easier for gun owners to legally carry concealed weapons across state lines : 4:44 p.m. The House has approved a Republican bill making it easier for gun owners to legally carry concealed weapons across state lines. The bill is the first gun legislation in Congress since mass shootings in Nevada and Texas killed more than 80 people. The House approved the bill Wednesday, 231-198.
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