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The bill that narrowly passed the U.S. House of Representatives would make it a crime to sell, manufacture or possess semiautomatic assault weapons or high-capacity ammunition feeding devices.
The deeply divided House voted 217-203 -- with no Republicans in support -- to advance the bill toward passage, after the Senate passed the legislation late on Thursday.
The court's conservative majority said in a 6-3 ruling that the Constitution puts these decisions in the hands of gun owners, not with local officials, county sheriffs or others who fear that too many guns on the street are a threat to public safety.
The bill would increase background checks for would-be gun buyers aged 18 to 21 by providing law enforcement more time to do the checks and incentivizing states to provide juvenile records to the analysis.

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North Dakota Senator Kevin Cramer speaks about recent controversies about his comments about red flag laws, the gun control debate in general, what we can do about high gas prices, and the on-going Jan. 6 committee hearings.
Weeks after the Uvalde school shooting, what steps the country will take to prevent another attack of this magnitude remain unclear. Frustrated doctors are clamoring for broad measures to curb the rise in gun violence.
Authors report that mass shootings cause almost six people to be injured for every one person killed, with 44% leaving disabled and carrying $65,000 in average hospital charges. Emergency medicine experts say AR-15 style weapons create extreme increase in bodily damage.
Rep. Karla Rose Hanson, a Democrat from Fargo, joins this episode of Plain Talk to discuss guns and gun control. Also on this episode, Wednesday co-host Chad Oban and I talk about out predictions for the upcoming June primaries.
The indictment alleges the trio used a rifle to carjack and kidnap an FBI employee in May.
North Dakota's lawmakers have defeated a "red flag law" bill before, and not without good reason, but could there be a way to craft such a law that brings gun rights proponents and gun control advocates together?

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On this episode of Plain Talk, North Dakota Congressman Kelly Armstrong answers questions about gun rights and gun control, and Bakken Energy CEO Mike Hopkins talks about his company's progress toward building a hydrogen hub that will use North Dakota natural gas.
The popular narrative is that America has strong protections for gun rights because the NRA imposes its will on our political process, but that's false. For better or worse, America's gun laws generally reflect the will of the people.
In congressional and local races across the United States, Republicans have seized upon calls by progressives to reduce police department budgets and other liberal criminal justice policies to paint almost all Democratic candidates as lenient on crime.

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