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Senator confronted over vote against gun background checks

Senator confronted over vote against gun background checks

A woman whose mother was killed in last year’s school shooting in Newtown, Conn., confronted Sen. Kelly Ayotte Tuesday during the senator’s first public appearance in New Hampshire since voting against gun control legislation. About 150 people attended the town hall meeting, where Ayotte defended her vote against a bill that would have required criminal […]

Obama will use power of Presidency to expand background checks on guns

Blocked by Congress from expanding gun sale background checks, President Barack Obama is turning to actions within his own power to keep people from buying a gun who are prohibited for mental health reasons. Federal law bans certain mentally ill people from purchasing firearms, but not all states are providing data to stop the prohibited […]

Biden heads to Virginia to push gun-control

Biden heads to Virginia to push gun-control

Vice President Joe Biden is taking the White House’s campaign for gun control on the road to Virginia. Biden plans a roundtable discussion Friday in Richmond with experts who worked on gun safety following the 2007 shooting at Virginia Tech. President Barack Obama wants Congress to require background checks for all gun sales and ban […]