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Dem On Why He Backs Gun Control: 'We Had 20 6-Year Olds Shot In The Face'

Posted 06.04.2013 | Denver

Sen. John Morse is not backing down after gun-rights activists gathered double the amount of signatures needed to trigger his recall -- the first reca...

Sam Stein

Assault Weapons Ban Likely To Die For Broader Gun Legislation To Live | Sam Stein | Posted 02.04.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Barring an unexpected turn of legislative affairs, a ban on military-style semi-automatic assault weapons will not make it into law, top...

Emily Swanson

A Majority Of Americans Support Obama's Gun Control Package: Poll | Emily Swanson | Posted 01.22.2013 | Politics

More Americans support than oppose President Barack Obama's suite of proposals to reduce gun violence, but many are skeptical that they would be effec...

Holder Gives Aggressive Defense Of Obama's Executive Actions

Reuters | Posted 03.20.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Jan 18 (Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said on Friday that President Barack Obama acted within his legal authority when Ob...

Jason Linkins

Obama, Biden Swap Out 'Gun Control' Metaphor With The Language Of Public Health Crises | Jason Linkins | Posted 01.17.2013 | Politics

During the Sunday political chat shows, which primarily focused on the issue of gun control and what was possible in terms of legislation in the wake ...

Obama, Again, References Chicago Tragedies In Gun Control Address

The Huffington Post | Joe Erbentraut | Posted 01.16.2013 | Chicago

Just as he did when he addressed the nation after the Newtown, Conn. massacre last month, President Barack Obama again name-dropped the streets of his...

Obama Thaws Freeze On Public Health And Gun Violence Research

Jeffrey Young | Posted 03.18.2013 | Business
Jeffrey Young

President Barack Obama has ordered the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to resume research into the public health implications of firearms v...

Sam Stein

Obama Announces Gun Control Proposals | Sam Stein | Posted 01.17.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In a bold and potentially historic attempt to stem the increase in mass gun violence, President Barack Obama unveiled on Wednesday the m...

Martin O'Malley Pushes For Ban On Assault Weapons

The Baltimore Sun | Posted 01.10.2013 | Politics

Gov. Martin O'Malley predicted that Maryland will ban assault weapons during the General Assembly session that began Wednesday....

Jennifer Bendery

The President's Mixed Record Of Advocacy And Inaction On Gun Control | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 12.20.2012 | Politics

It may have taken him four years in the White House, but President Barack Obama is signaling that he is at last ready to do something to prevent more ...

Voters Pry NRA's Influence Out of Its Hands

Margie Omero | Posted 02.02.2013 | Politics
Margie Omero

Candidates feeling cowed by NRA influence should fear no more. NRA spending this cycle was ineffective -- or at least insufficient.

Sam Stein

A Week After The Colorado Massacre, The Gun Show Goes On | Sam Stein | Posted 07.30.2012 | Politics

CHANTILLY, Va. -- At the back end of a 100,000 square foot showroom, past the rows of guns, holsters, knives, swords, tasers, war books and political ...

Jennifer Bendery

Obama Will 'Evaluate' Bill Limiting Online Ammunition Sales | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 07.31.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- White House Deputy Press Secretary Josh Earnest said Monday that President Barack Obama will "evaluate" new legislation that effectively...

Sam Stein

A Game Of Hot Potato Over Gun Laws For Obama, Romney And Congress | Sam Stein | Posted 07.26.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama and Congressional leaders are in broad agreement that something needs to be done about gun violence in the wake o...

Jennifer Bendery

'Never Overestimate The Power Of The NRA': Carolyn McCarthy Says Obama Should Use Executive Authority On Gun Laws | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 07.24.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (D-N.Y.) said Tuesday that President Barack Obama should use his executive authority to reform gun laws, something...

Jennifer Bendery

Senate Not Likely To Take Up Gun Control Bill, Says Senior Dem Aide | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 07.23.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.) has vowed to renew his push for gun safety legislation in response to Friday's shooting massacre in Auror...