Gun control debate: A sampling of recent bills proposed across the U.S.

Published: Thursday, March 28 2013 7:36 a.m. MDT

Tom Smart, Deseret News
On December 14, 20-year-old Adam Lanza killed 26 people at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., sparking an ongoing national conversation about guns and gun control legislation involving government leaders, President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden, Second Amendment supporters, the families of the children killed and more.

The president, speaking in his State of the Union address on Feb. 12, said that although the country has debated ways to reduce gun violence many times before, "This time is different."

In the wake of the shooting, state and federal leaders have reacted with hundreds of bills addressing various aspects of gun violence, from mental health to background checks and violent video games. Some of these have passed, while many more have fallen to the wayside.

Here's a sampling of some of the gun-related conversations that have recently taken place or are currently taking place in statehouses around the U.S.

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kearns, UT

At last, a voice of reason. Thank you Mike Calhoon.

kearns, UT

Even 40 votes is to many for this hate bill.

Mcallen, TX

Debate? No! It's government disarming it's citizens, and gaining control.

History will bare this out.

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