State lawmakers launch gun control coalition

Handguns are seen for sale in a display case at Metro Shooting Supplies in BridgetonBy Lacey Johnson WASHINGTON (Reuters) – State lawmakers have launched a nationwide non-partisan coalition to combat gun violence, in part because the Congress has failed to reform gun laws, members of the group said on Monday. Some 200 lawmakers from 50 states have joined the alliance, American State Legislators for Gun Violence Prevention, said the group’s founder, Democratic New York State Assembly member Brian Kavanagh. …

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