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             States divided along partisan lines in response to shootings

            By  RACHEL  LA  CORTE  and  That's  because  they  are
            ANDREW DEMILLO               either  controlled  politically
            Associated Press             by  Republicans  who  op-
            OLYMPIA,  Wash.  (AP)  —  pose gun restrictions or are
            Washington  Gov.  Jay  In-   politically  divided,  leading
            slee  was  quick  to  react  to  to stalemate.
            this  week's  carnage  at  a  “Here  I  am  in  a  position
            Texas  elementary  school,  where I can do something,
            sending a tweet listing the  I can introduce legislation,
            gun  control  measures  the  and yet to know that it al-
            Democratic-controlled  most certainly is not going
            state has taken. He finished  to go anywhere is a feeling
            with: "Your turn Congress."  of  helplessness,”  said  state
            But  gun  control  measures  Sen. Greg Leding, a Demo-
            are  likely  going  nowhere  crat in the GOP-controlled
            in Congress, and they also  Arkansas  Legislature.  He
            have become increasingly  has  pushed  unsuccessfully
            scarce in most states. Aside  for red flag laws that would
            from  several  Democratic-   allow authorities to remove
            controlled  states,  the  ma-  firearms  from  those  deter-
            jority have taken no action  mined  to  be  a  danger  to
            on  gun  control  in  recent  themselves or others.       In this image from Senate Television, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer of New York, speak
            years  or  have  moved  ag-                               on the Senate floor, Wednesday, May 25, 2022 at the Capitol in Washington.
            gressively  to  expand  gun       Continued on next page                                                                        Associated Press
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