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La. State Police head in DC gun violence meetings

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Posted: Jan 29, 2013 2:46 PM
Source: Associated Press

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Topics: State, Police, Louisiana, Gun, Violence

NEW ORLEANS - The superintendent of Louisiana State Police is in Washington for meetings on gun violence.

Col. Mike Edmonson said Tuesday his itinerary this week included conversations with police chiefs who have had to deal with three mass-shootings: the shootings at a Colorado movie theater where 12 died; the fatal shootings of six at a Sikh temple in Oak Creek, Wisc.; and the Newtown, Conn., school shooting where 20 children and six educators died.

Edmonson says discussions at the meeting included weaknesses in the system by which police can obtain information on guns used in crimes.

He said participants reviewed various aspects of President Barack Obama's proposals on gun violence, and discussed developing a model plan to respond to mass shootings.

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