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Thursday, June 16

"Gun sales surge among gays, lesbians after Orlando shooting"

Gays and Lesbians: Don't Tread on Me 

Gun sales surge among gays, lesbians after Orlando shooting
6:23 PM, JUNE 14, 2016, UPDATED 09:25 AM, JUNE 16
Fox31 TV, Denver
DENVER -- Gun sales are surging in the wake of Sunday’s deadly mass shooting in Orlando, Fla. The tragedy is generating new debate over gun control reform and the right to bear arms.
Gun shops typically see a spike in customers after mass shootings. But this time, many are seeing shoppers they’ve never really seen before: More gays and lesbians.
George Horne, the owner of The Gun Room, Denver’s oldest firearms dealer, said Tuesday business is booming at his store.
"For this time of year I’d say its three to four times what we normally have," he said.
Senate Democrats end marathon filibuster; leaders negotiating votes on gun control measures
By Karoun Demirjian
June 16 at 11:50 AMThe Washington Post
Senate leaders are hashing out the details of an agreement to hold votes on gun control measures that are likely to pit Democrats and Republicans against each other.
Senate Minority Leader Harry M. Reid (D-Nev.) on Thursday said that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) indicated early in the morning that he would allow votes on “two important gun safety measures” as part of a pending bill to fund certain government agencies, including the Justice Department.
McConnell said that nothing was finalized, but that leaders would “try” to schedule votes on proposals “from both sides.”

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