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article imageGun legislation attempts across the country having mixed results

By Shane Blanchard     Sep 12, 2013 in Politics
This week has seen various gun bills introduced by legislators with mixed results. There have been some victories for gun control advocates and some for gun control opponents.
On Tuesday, California passed a bill that banned the sale of semi-automatic rifles with removable magazines, but failed to pass a bill banning the possession of high-capacity magazines.
The Missouri Congress attempted to override a veto of a bill nullifying federal gun laws in the state. The bill, which would have allowed citizens to take legal action against officers enforcing federal gun laws, failed by one vote. The vote was an attempt to override Governor Nixon's veto of the bill, which required a two-thirds majority to override.
In Colorado, two state senators lost recall elections. Both senators had voted for a bill restricting magazine capacity to 15 rounds and requiring universal background checks. State Senate President John Morse and Senator Angela Giron both lost the recall elections. The recall election was the first state-level recall in Colorado history.
And in Chicago, Illinois, the city council voted to abolish a 45-year old law that required gun owners to register their firearms with the city. This was in response to Illinois passing a concealed carry law in July, which gave authority for regulating firearms to the state and not the city.
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