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Major LGBT-rights group urges steps to curb gun violence

Associated Press • Updated Jun 17, 2016 at 11:54 AM

NEW YORK — The Human Rights Campaign, the largest U.S. 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, Florida.

The HRC 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 HRC’s 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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