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COMING UP: Why Gun Control Never Happened

HuffPost Live | Posted 12.13.2013 | Politics

After Newtown, President Obama pledged meaningful, swift action on gun control. Though the President signed a list of executive gun control orders, an...

Jennifer Bendery

Newtown Didn't Change Lawmakers' Opinions On Gun Control, It Hardened Them | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It's been a year since the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre that left 20 first-graders and six staff dead, which means it's been a ...

Gun Control Moves To States After Congress Fails

Reuters | Posted 02.08.2014 | Politics

By Ian Simpson WASHINGTON, Dec 9 (Reuters) - In the year since the massacre of 26 schoolchildren and adults in Newtown, Connecticut, e...

Newtown Families 'Honestly Disgusted' At Background Checks Vote

The Huffington Post | Alana Horowitz | Posted 06.21.2013 | Politics

Family members of three Newtown victims appeared on CBS' Face The Nation to discuss this week gun control failure. A Senate bill to expand gun backgro...

Jennifer Bendery

Francine Wheeler, Mom Of Son Killed In Newtown Shootings, To Give Obama's Weekly Address | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 04.12.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama will keep the spotlight on gun violence in his weekly address on Saturday, but he's going to have someone else de...

Michael McAuliff

WATCH: Sandy Hook Families Appeal To Senators Blocking Gun Bill | Michael McAuliff | Posted 04.11.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The children gunned down in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings and the adults slaughtered trying to protect them deserve to have...

Jennifer Bendery

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

Can Silicon Valley Solve Gun Violence?

San Jose Mercury News | Josh Richman | Posted 05.14.2013 | San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO -- Three months after their children were slaughtered, parents of Sandy Hook Elementary School students joined forces with Silicon Valle...

Gun-Rights Supporters Heckle Newtown Shooting Victim's Father At Hearing

John Rudolf | Posted 03.30.2013 | Crime
John Rudolf

Neil Heslin, whose 6-year-old son was among the 20 children gunned down by Adam Lanza in a Connecticut elementary school classroom last month, went to...

Sam Stein

Obama Gun Control Proposals Face Rocky Road In Congress | Sam Stein | Posted 01.17.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Defying skeptics who predicted he'd take a timid approach to the debate, President Barack Obama on Wednesday unveiled a series of far-re...

NSSF President Breaks Silence At Vegas Gun Show

Saki Knafo | Posted 03.17.2013 | Crime
Saki Knafo

The Newtown-based organization that represents America's gun manufacturers has been quiet since a gunman murdered 26 children and adults in school jus...

White House Holds Call With Major Foundations About Gun Control

Posted 01.11.2013 | Impact

President Obama may be tapping the philanthropic sector for support in gun violence prevention measures. As part of President Barack Obama’s gun...

Gwen, Greta Clash On 'This Week'

Posted 01.07.2013 | Media

PBS' Gwen Ifill clashed with Fox News host Greta Van Susteren during a discussion about gun control on ABC's Sunday public affairs program, "This Week...

Ariel Edwards-Levy

Barack Obama: Are We 'Actually Shook Up Enough' By Sandy Hook? | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 12.30.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama reiterated his support Sunday for new gun control laws, vowing to mobilize public opinion in favor of substantive...

2 Weeks Post Newtown: Gun Control, Mental Health, and Grief

Allen Frances | Posted 02.27.2013 | Politics
Allen Frances

This holiday season has made grievers of us all, as we mourn the victims of this latest shocking instance of our national epidemic of mass murder. In the midst of sorrow, three issues demand discussion.

Local New York Newspaper Publishes Names And Addresses Of Gun Owners In Area

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Shapiro | Posted 12.26.2012 | Media

A New York newspaper is under criticism for publishing the names and addresses of local gun owners on Monday. In a piece titled, "The gun owner ne...

Bloomberg Partially Blames NRA For Newtown Shootings

Benjamin Hart | Posted 12.21.2012 | Politics

New York mayor Michael Bloomberg has long been an outspoken critic of the National Rifle Association. But in an interview with ABC's "Nightline," his ...

Jennifer Bendery

White House: No 'Specific Agenda' For Addressing Gun Violence | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 12.18.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A day after President Barack Obama made an impassioned speech to the nation about now being the time to address the epidemic of gun viol...

Newtown, Gun Control, and Accepting America as It Is

Eli Lehrer | Posted 02.16.2013 | Politics
Eli Lehrer

Yes, Newtown was a great tragedy. Yes, it's plausible to suggest that a vastly different gun control regime might have prevented it. But firearms ownership in America isn't going to change.

Amanda Terkel

Pro-Gun Senator Open To Gun Control Debate | Amanda Terkel | Posted 12.18.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), one of the strongest backers of the National Rifle Association (NRA) in the Democratic Party, said it is tim...

After Newtown: Talking to Our Children

Judy Bolton-Fasman | Posted 02.15.2013 | Parents
Judy Bolton-Fasman

We try to bring the victims closer to our hearts by piecing together their life stories. But it's no longer good enough to memorialize their deaths. We have to acknowledge the issue of gun control, and we can begin to do that by understanding gun control as a parenting issue.