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Gun News and Views From Elsewhere

  1. A Cleveland man was shot yards away from a prayer service to end gun violence over the weekend. On Sunday morning, members of New Fellowship Christian Church had just begun praying "for the safety of the world in all this gunfire" when they heard gunshots, said one congregant. Church members ran outside to help the victim, who was struck twice in the head during a drive-by shooting. His condition has not been reported.

  2. Police in Gadsen, Ala., managed to stop a gun store burglary as it was in progress early Sunday morning. Officers responded to a call at 2:42 a.m. that morning and found three people trying to break into the rear of the shop with a sledge hammer. The suspects were unsuccessful. However, the same store was burglarized two months ago, and several guns were taken.

  3. California Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill on Monday that requires police and concealed weapons permit holders who leave guns in their cars to lock the firearms in the trunk or a safe box. The legislation was a response to several high-profile incidents involving stolen weapons, including the killing of a 32-year-old woman, who was fatally shot with a gun taken from the car of a federal Bureau of Land Management ranger.

  4. A man was shot and killed near the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign campus while walking past a fight early Sunday. Five others were injured. George Korchev, 22, of Mundelein, Ill., was not involved in the fight that occurred inside an apartment less than a mile from the university campus. The school newspaper published a Snapchat video of the shots being fired that was recorded by a student.

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