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As Congress weighs gun control, many states try Congress control


Updated on April 5 at 1:42 p.m. ET (see below)

While attention is focused on the U.S. Senate, which could begin voting as early as next month on gun control legislation, some state lawmakers are trying to move in the opposite direction.

Bills to nullify any gun control measures that Congress enacts have been introduced in at least 37 states since the beginning of the year, according to an analysis using Scout, Sunlight's legislative alert system. To browse the list and click through to the text of the bills, click here.

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Gun lobby has some chits to collect on Judiciary Committee


Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., left, has received backing from gun control supporters while gun rights backers gave big to Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah.

When National Rifle Association CEO Wayne LaPierre faces the members of the Senate Judiciary Committee this morning in the first congressional hearing about gun control since the last month's massacre at a Connecticut elementary school, he'll be facing lawmakers who have strong feelings about his organization. Some of them have reason to feel grateful for the NRA's financial support; others have reason to resent its opposition.

Other witnesses scheduled to testify include Mark ...

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