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Obama Gun Policy

Sam Stein

Joe Biden To Make Another Gun Control Push To Congress | Sam Stein | Posted 06.18.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Working to maintain gun policy reform's place in the political conversation, Vice President Joe Biden on Tuesday will urge Congress to a...

Sam Stein

Obama's Gun Failure Leaves Him Seething | Sam Stein | Posted 04.18.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It ended in a flash. Months of work aimed at revamping the nation's gun laws prompted by one of the worst shooting tragedies in U.S. his...

Sam Stein

Most Controversial Part Of Obama's Gun Plan To Clear First Hurdle | Sam Stein | Posted 03.12.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A ban on the production and sale of certain assault weapons will clear a major political hurdle on Thursday, as Democratic lawmakers say...

Sam Stein

Schumer's Background Check Bill Loses Key Republican Co-Sponsor | Sam Stein | Posted 03.07.2013 | Politics

NEW YORK -- Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) is proceeding on legislation expanding background checks of gun purchases without his first choice for a Repub...

Emily Swanson

Poll: Many Think Obama Wants A Gun Ban | Emily Swanson | Posted 02.27.2013 | Politics

Last week, Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) caused a stir when he said that President Barack Obama would repeal the Second Amendment if he could, and the NRA...

Sam Stein

Obama Gun Control Package Likely To Be Broken Into Pieces By Senate | Sam Stein | Posted 03.12.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In the clearest sign that Democrats are worried about the viability of President Barack Obama's comprehensive gun control package, leadi...

Pro-Obama Group Targets GOP Lawmakers

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 02.22.2013 | Politics

Organizing for Action, the pro-Obama advocacy group formed last month out of the president's reelection campaign, is launching an online campaign urgi...

LOOK: Obama Goes Skeet Shooting

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 02.04.2013 | Politics

The White House released a photo of President Obama skeet shooting on Saturday, following a wave of skepticism about Obama's claim that he participate...

Obama: Rural Voices Need To Be Heard In Gun Debate

Reuters | Posted 03.29.2013 | Politics

By Roberta Rampton WASHINGTON, Jan 27 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama urged gun control advocates to listen to views of rural Ameri...

Stronger Gun Laws: The Next Women's Issue?

Margie Omero | Posted 03.25.2013 | Politics
Margie Omero

Women are more likely than men to support stronger gun laws, even before any specific gun laws are described.

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...

In Effort To Halt 'Yankee' Robberies, Texas Bank Allows Concealed Handguns

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.18.2013 | Business

It seems a bank in Texas agrees with NRA Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre that "the only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy wi...

Chris Christie Blasts 'Reprehensible' NRA Attack

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 01.17.2013 | Politics

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie (R) criticized the National Rifle Association on Thursday for referencing President Obama's daughters in an attack ...

Sabrina Siddiqui

GOP Rep.: 'Zero Discussion' Of Gun Control, Immigration At Republican Retreat | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 01.18.2013 | Politics

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. -- A day after President Barack Obama unveiled a series of proposals on gun control, Rep. John Fleming (R-La.) said House Republican...

Rand Paul To Challenge Obama's Gun Actions

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 01.17.2013 | Politics

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) is proposing legislation to nullify President Obama's executive actions on gun policy, claiming that the president's actions ar...

Jason Linkins

NRA Ad Targeting Obama Family Called 'Repugnant And Cowardly' | Jason Linkins | Posted 01.16.2013 | Politics

The National Rifle Association pre-empted Wednesday's White House announcement on the results of Vice President Joe Biden's task force on gun violence...

NRA Blasts Obama As 'Elitist Hypocrite'

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 01.16.2013 | Politics

A video released by the National Rifle Association on Tuesday sharply criticizes President Obama for his skepticism about placing armed guards in scho...

Sam Stein

Biden Recommends Federal Trafficking Law In Gun Reforms | Sam Stein | Posted 01.15.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As part of a comprehensive package of proposals, Vice President Joseph Biden is recommending a law that could define gun trafficking as ...

Sam Stein

Obama To Congress On Gun Control: Examine Your Own Conscience | Sam Stein | Posted 01.15.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In his last press conference of his first term, President Barack Obama began the salesmanship of his soon-to-be-revealed proposal of gun...

White House Mulls Broader Gun Control Approach

Reuters | Posted 03.08.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Jan 6 (Reuters) - The White House is weighing a far broader approach to curbing U.S. gun violence than just reinstating a ban on assault...

My Republican Mother Says Yes to Gun Control

Carla Seaquist | Posted 02.20.2013 | Politics
Carla Seaquist

Will we get gun control? Will declarations of "enough" be enough? Or will our heartbreak be slow-rolled into nothingness?

WATCH: Obama Responds To White House Gun Control Petition

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 12.21.2012 | Politics

President Barack Obama issued a video response Friday to a petition on the White House website calling for the stricter gun control measures in the wa...

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 ...

Disadvantage Black? Race, Politics, and Gun Reform

Farai Chideya | Posted 02.16.2013 | Politics
Farai Chideya

I don't normally argue that his race hurts the president's ability to lead, but I wonder if in the case of gun laws -- and the related issue of criminal justice reform -- it complicates matters.

Obama Called The 'Greatest Gun Salesman In America'

The Huffington Post | Leigh Owens | Posted 02.21.2012 | Politics

The election of President Barack Obama in 2008 has apparently led to a dramatic increase in the sale of guns and applications for concealed handgun pe...