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A study of 21 individuals barred from owning firearms found none were later involved in gun violence.
"There should be something on guns. There should be a better background check,” one man said.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has so far refused to take up two House bills that would expand background checks for gun purchases.
The laws, thrust into the spotlight after recent mass shootings, have garnered bipartisan support as other gun control measures flounder.
A total of 26 states have passed 55 gun safety laws since the February massacre at a Florida high school.
It’s at least the eighth state to enact a law since the Florida shooting. It lays out a legal process for the temporary seizure of guns from people deemed to be dangerous.
The number of states that allow courts to disarm people showing warning signs of violence has doubled since the February massacre.
The bill would expand the list of those who can petition to take away firearms beyond family, roommates and police.
A recently released survey of the two groups finds minimal gaps in support for many key policies.