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"We don’t like to be pushed around," Daniel Ferris said. "We are free Americans."

But polls also show that most Americans favor some expansion of background checks and gun control supporters promise to keep pressing the issue.

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Palin: Leaders exploiting tragedy of shootings

Houston » Former Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin says recent mass shootings have prompted leaders in Washington, D.C., to exploit tragedy in order to limit the freedoms of law-abiding people.

Palin spoke at the National Rifle Association’s convention Friday afternoon in Houston.

She said while she and others were saddened and angered by December’s shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Connecticut, the emotions that have resulted from it won’t make anybody safer and won’t “protect the good guys’ rights.”

The former governor of Alaska asked those at the convention to “keep the faith” and “stand up and fight for our freedoms.”

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Sen. Joe Manchin, a West Virginia Democrat, has said he will re-introduce the bill to require criminal and mental health background checks for gun buyers at shows and online.

Gun control advocates have scored some significant victories at the state level. Colorado lawmakers passed new restrictions on firearms, including required background checks for private and online gun sales and a ban on ammunition magazines that hold more than 15 rounds.

Connecticut recently added more than 100 firearms to the state’s assault weapons ban and now requires background checks for private gun sales.

Maryland and New York have passed sweeping new guns laws, and in Washington state, supporters of universal background checks recently announced a statewide campaign to collect 300,000 signatures to take the issue straight to voters.

"There are 90 percent of Americans that support this," Lafferty said. "We are not going away. It’s a huge issue."




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