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Lawmakers say the shooting deaths of five members of an Albuquerque family likely will intensify a debate in the Legislature over restrictions on firearms.
House Speaker W. Ken Martinez, a Grants Democrat, said Monday the Legislature may need to consider gun safety issues, such as providing assistance to people to buy trigger locks or other devices for safely storing firearms.
An Albuquerque legislator, even before the shooting, had proposed expanding background checks to people who buy firearms from private gun owners, including at gun shows.
Good morning. I'm David Greene. A business owner is asking for some advice. It's Karl Baxter. He does wholesale retail in Britain and he bought three huge shipments of DVDs titled "The Science of Lance Armstrong." As you might know, the cyclist has admitted to doping and Baxter is not convinced his 10,000 DVDs will sell. He's considered building a DVD tower or making a dominoes track for his kids, but he's looking for other ideas. Which sounds like a good idea in itself. It's MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.
When a labor dispute shutdown Hostess, the maker of Twinkies, many people rushed out to buy a box or two. Nancy Peppin bought 12 boxes. Not to eat, but as art supplies. The Reno, Nevada woman makes art out of Twinkies. She is confident that another company will eventually bring Twinkies back. But in the meantime, she wants to be ready to keep making sculptures like her depiction of "The Last Supper," which also includes Ding Dongs and Ho Hos.