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Gun Control Vote

Here's A Look At All The Gun Control Laws Congress Has Passed Since Newtown

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

The shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn., sent a shockwave through the collective conscience of the nation. The images of distraught ch...

GOP Senator Declines Dinner Invite From Gun Victim Families

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.03.2013 | Politics

Sen. Richard Burr (R-N.C.) has turned down a dinner invitation from a group of gun victims' families, citing a busy schedule this week. Burr recent...

Ted Cruz Hits Fellow Republicans For Gun Control Squishiness

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 04.29.2013 | Politics

Freshman Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) continued to relish his position as a tea party favorite last week, going out of his way to claim that the actions he...

Senate Unlikely To Face Consequences After Gun Failure

RealClearPolitics | Posted 04.22.2013 | Politics

In the wake of gun control’s stinging defeat on the Senate floor last week, proponents are consoling themselves with the fact that midterm elections...

Christina Wilkie

Busch Beer Heir Deals NRA Serious Blow

HuffingtonPost.com | Christina Wilkie | Posted 04.19.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Adolphus Busch IV, heir to the Busch family brewing fortune, resigned his lifetime membership in the National Rifle Association on Thurs...

Newtown Families: Gun Vote Was Disappointing

AP | SUSAN HAIGH | Posted 04.18.2013 | Politics

HARTFORD, Conn. -- Emotionally drained and weary family members of the Newtown shooting victims, thrust into a new role as gun control lobbyists, said...

Amanda Terkel

John McCain Backs Background Checks Deal, Breaking With Vast Majority Of GOP

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 04.17.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In the hours leading up to the Senate vote on background checks, the few remaining undecided Democrats and Republicans began announcing ...

Amanda Terkel

Harry Reid Comes Out For Assault Weapons Ban

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 04.17.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.), a lawmaker who has been endorsed by the National Rifle Association in the past, came out on ...

Sam Stein

Background Check Vote Set Even As Outlook Grows Dire

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 04.17.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Months of legislative work will come to a head on Wednesday at roughly 4 p.m. as the Senate takes up amendments to gun legislation that ...

Sam Stein

Background Check Bill May Be Altered To Woo Rural Lawmaker Support

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 04.16.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With legislation to expand the background check system for gun sales on the skids, the senators behind the compromise are contemplating ...

Sam Stein

WHIP COUNT: Gun Control Vote Will Be A Nail-Biter

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 04.17.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Senate will consider a compromise bill this week to expand the current background check system for gun purchases. The bill, which is...

Jennifer Bendery

James Inhofe: Gun Debate Has Nothing To Do With Families Of Newtown Victims

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 04.10.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.) said Tuesday that the gun control debate doesn't have anything to do with the families of the Newtown, Conn....