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Largest LGBT group calls for gun law changes

7 months 9 hours 35 minutes ago June 17, 2016 Jun 17, 2016 Friday, June 17 2016 June 17, 2016 10:44 AM in News
Source: Associated Press
By: ApNewsNow

ORLANDO - The Human Rights Campaign, the largest national LGBT rights organization, is calling for several measures to curb gun violence in the aftermath of the attack that killed 49 patrons and staff at a gay nightclub in Orlando.

The group said Friday it was endorsing steps to limit access to assault-style rifles, expand background checks and limit access to firearms for suspected terrorists and people with a history of domestic abuse.

A resolution on the gun measures was approved Thursday evening at a special meeting of the board of directors. The organization said it was the first time in its 36-year history that it had called such a meeting to address a policy matter that extended far beyond the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.

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