ProPublica: Little Legislation Follows Mass Shootings

In the wake of the Newtown, Conn. tragedy last month, ProPublica has posted an article analyzing legislation states have taken following mass shootings within their borders. According to ProPublica’s Joaquin Sapien:

We found that while legislators in Virginia, Alabama, Arizona, New York, Texas and Colorado sometimes contemplated tightening rules after rampage shootings, few measures gained passage. In fact, several states have made it easier to buy more guns and take them to more places.

Follow the link above for ProPublica’s state-by-state breakdown.

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