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Dems Have Modest Goals A Year After Big Defeat

AP | ALAN FRAM | Posted 06.16.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic worries about this November's elections, a lack of Senate votes and House opposition are forcing congressional gun-cont...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Reid Urges Congress To Revisit Background Checks After Another Deadly Shooting At Fort Hood | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 04.03.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) urged Congress on Thursday to reconsider legislation to expand background checks in the wake ...

Jennifer Bendery

Obama Announces New Executive Actions On Gun Background Checks | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Congress may be in a state of paralysis when it comes to dealing with gun violence, but the White House inched forward Friday with two n...

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 ...

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Dr. Joe Wenke | Posted 06.22.2013 | Politics
Dr. Joe Wenke

Charles E. Grassley, the Republican senator from Iowa, actually said, "Criminals do not submit to background checks now. ... They will not submit to expanded background checks." If you won't pass a law because you think criminals won't abide by it, then you have no right to govern.

Obama: 'Unimaginable' That Congress Would 'Defy' Americans On Guns

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 04.16.2013 | Politics

President Barack Obama predicted that gun control legislation will pass if Congress is willing to listen to Americans on the issue, noting "overwhelmi...